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Gold Rush Cemetery Tours and Activities

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The Gold Rush Cemetery is a fascinating place, allowing a glimpse into the past of the area’s people. The dates listed on the stones date back to 1897, and one of the most famous is that of Jefferson “Soapy” Smith, a notorious con artist and Old West gangster, known for opening businesses where he quietly robbed his customers and for manipulating political campaigns. Visitors will also find the graves of many individuals involved in the Gold Rush, while an informative entrance display provides even more insight into the cemetery and its inhabitants.

If you enjoy hiking, continue past Gold Rush Cemetery to Lower Reid Falls, a popular trekking route that’s about two miles (3.2 km) each way. The actual falls are gorgeous, a gushing narrow cascade gliding over rock and mountainside. To better understand the trails—especially if you want to explore more of the area—head to the Skagway Visitor Information Center before visiting the cemetery and pick up a trail map.

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Intersection of Main St and 23rd, Skagway, Alaska, USA
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White Pass Deluxe Tour from Skagway

White Pass Deluxe Tour from Skagway

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Discover the highlights of Skagway and Alaska’s gold rush history on this tour. Wind through the downtown area and visit the Gold Rush Cemetery, where you hear tales about Frank Reed and Soapy Smith. Aboard a comfortable mini-bus with large windows, travel along White Pass Summit and soak up views of mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Marvel at the surreal landscape of Tormented Valley. Stop frequently along the way for photo ops and wildlife viewings. Please note that you will need your passport, don't forget it!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chilkoot Horseback Adventure

Chilkoot Horseback Adventure

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The Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park is an ideal location to experience Alaska’s natural beauty and gold rush history. This tour saves you the hassle of (horse) navigation and gives the riding knowhow to travel the park’s trails on a horse, visiting Dyea ghost town and the Chilkoot and White Pass trails. Plus, your tour includes round-trip transportation from Skagway and local snacks.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Nature Tour to Dyea

Nature Tour to Dyea

Leave the crowds of Skagway behind and join a small group tour (14 maximum) to nearby Dyea. In 1898, Dyea boasted over 8,000 residents and had a busy Main Street crowded with gold-crazed miners. What little of the town remaining today has been taken over by nature. This area is protected as part of the Klondike National Historical Park. Start with a scenic, nine-mile drive along the rocky seacoast. Every month brings something different to Dyea. Wildflowers, migrating salmon, harbor seals, bald eagles and even the occasional brown bear each peak at different times. Your naturalist guide knows the area well and knows the best places to get out of the vehicle to take it all in. The tour highlight is a half-mile walk along a flat trail lined with fragrant spruce trees and wildflowers that once was Dyea’s Main Street. You’ll return to your ship with more than photos. You’ll have gained an appreciation of the impermanence of man and the profound and lasting power of Alaska nature.
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  • 3 hours
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Should I book Gold Rush Cemetery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gold Rush Cemetery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gold Rush Cemetery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gold Rush Cemetery costs USD 50.03. Guided Gold Rush Cemetery tours start around USD 50.03 per person.
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