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Skagway, Alaska

Deluxe (1-800-845-1717)

 Located at the northern end of the Inside Passage, Skagway is also the beginning of the Chilkoot Trail, which led prospectors to the rich goldfields of the Klondike and the Yukon. Once "the roughest town on earth," its quaint Gold Rush Cemetery is full of historic headstones. Skagway still has lively saloons, and townsfolk who love to dress up in Gold Rush garb.

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Tours and Activities

Days of 98 Show with Soapy Smith
Eagle's Hall, Broadway and 6th Avenue. See the story of Skagway and Alaska's notorious con-man Soapy Smith come alive with can-can dancers, Diamond Lil Davenport, and rag time music! 10:30am, 2:00pm, and 8:00pm. Plus Vagabond of Verse: life and times of Robert Service poetry. 10:00am, 1:30pm, and 7:30pm. Call for information, 907-983-2545. Skagway's downtown entertainment center. Pan for gold all day.

Arctic Brotherhood Hall
Just up the street from the National Park Service Visitors Center you'll find historic Arctic Brotherhood Hall, adorned with 20,000 pieces of driftwood. This architectural wonder is one of Alaska's most photographed buildings.

Trail of 98 Museum
The Trail of 98 Museum features exhibits detailing the rich history of Skagway's Gold Rush era. Fortunes were won and lives lost among the rough and ready men who gambled everything on the frontier. The historic museum is located in Arctic Brotherhood Hall.

Information Center/Walking Tour
Pick up brochures for a self-guided walking tour of Skagway at the Information Center on 5th between Broadway and State. The tour leads you through the town's residential, industrial, and outlying areas, highlighting Victorian homes, Skagway's famous gardens, and the railroad yards. You can see where Frank Reid and con man Soapy Smith are both laid to rest at the Gold Rush Cemetery.

National Park Service Visitors Center
A good first stop in Skagway is the National Park Service Visitors Center in the historic district. Look for fascinating exhibits, a film about the Gold Rush, and slide shows. Guided walking tours can fill your trip with rich details about life in boomtown Alaska. From the cruise ship docks, catch a ride into town from one of the local transportation companies.

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
There's no railroad quite like it! Imagine the superhuman effort required to carve a roadbed along sheer rock cliffs, erect sky-high wooden trestles, and hammer tunnels through solid granite. Take a 3 hour, 40-mile round trip excursion through Gold Rush history that you'll never forget. The train backs down to the cruise ship dock. Book your tickets on board ship for guaranteed seats. PO Box 435, Skagway, AK 99840


   1. Colombian Emeralds International
   2. Corrington's Alaskan Ivory
   3. Cross Stitch Gallery and Fabric Store
   4. Dirce Ann's Fabric Shop
   5. Golden North Hotel
   6. Goodmark Jewelers
   7. Hunter Art Studio
   8. Little Switzerland
   9. Lynch & Kennedy
   10. Miss Kitty's Buttonhole
   11. Moose on the Loose
   12. Richters Jewelry and Curio
   13. Skaguay News Depot
   14. Skagway Mercantile and Cafe
   15. Skagway Outlet Store
   16. Skagway Shirt Company
   2. & 17. Taiya River Jewelry
   18. Teas & Mysteries

    Descriptions Below

Shopping Skagway
There's a little bit of everything in Skagway, and it's all conveniently located within a seven-block radius: fine clothing, Victorian treasures, Russian gifts, gold nuggets, and some great bargains on curios and souvenirs. The extraordinary jewelry selection features gold nuggets incorporated into beautiful settings by goldsmiths on-site. The turn-of-the-century ambiance makes shopping an experience straight out of history.

Richter's Jewelry & Curio
Located at 2nd and Broadway, we offer a wide variety of fine Alaskan gifts. Choose from our large selection of Alaskan apparel as well as C. Alan Johnson collectibles, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, specialty food products, and souvenirs. You're sure to find the best selection of quality gifts and the best values in Southeast Alaska!. Don't miss our In Store Specials for additional savings! 216 Broadway, 907-983-2424.

Goodmark Jewelers
Skagway's premier jewelry store is your pathway to a wealth of riches. Buy with confidence from the Tanzanite experts. Select from the most exciting collection of Tanzanite, gold nugget jewelry and more. Exquisite rubies, emeralds, sapphires. Gold. Diamonds. Plus, the advantages of duty free and direct manufacturer pricing and the ultimate assurance of Goodmarkís legendary quality and service. 211 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840, 907-983-3730, 907-983-3731 fax.

Lynch & Kennedy Dry Goods
Said to be one of the finest stores in Alaska. Come experience Alaska through its arts and crafts. See clothing with our own design, authentic handcrafted items by Alaskan artists, indigenous art, gallery sculpture, fine jewelry, office gifts, children's items, and home accessories. Worldwide shipping, catalog, personal shopper, and corporate gifts. Family-owned and -operated. Call us toll free! 350 Broadway, 907-983-3034 or 888-752-4929 toll free, 907-983-3035 fax,

Skagway Mercantile & Cafe
Experience the remarkable Skagway Mercantile & Cafe offering Provisions for Alaska Adventurers. Across the street from the White Pass Railroad Depot. Discover Skagway's most distinctive and unique collection of Alaska Made crafts, jewelry, and dry goods, including designs by local artists. Enjoy sumptuous sandwiches, lush salads, homemade soups, bakery, and Starbucks coffee in our Cafe. Major credit cards welcome. 270 Second Avenue, PO Box 400, Skagway, Alaska 99840, 907-983-2908.

Cross Stitch Gallery and Fabric Store
Needle worker's Alaskan Paradise. The largest selection of Alaskan Cross Stitch and Needlepoint Designs in charts and kits. Quilters will find a variety of Alaskan Motif Fabrics, quilt patterns by Alaskan Designers, books, and needlework supplies. We also carry unique "Made in Alaska" gifts, jewelry, beads, and Rug Hooking Designs. Come shop and enjoy! Down on 3rd and Broadway, 907-983-3349.

Taiya River Jewelry
Since 1976 visitors have purchased jewelry with confidence from resident Alaskan, owner/goldsmith Casey McBride. Our showcases reveal unique Alaska made jewelry, natural gold nuggets, "Alaskana" charms, and the Strellman jewelry collection featuring dramatic designs, distinctive cuts, and alluring colors. Casey will create personal custom designs and also attaches charms or sizes rings from our store at no cost. Buy Alaskan. Two locations, 252 Broadway, and 5th & Broadway in Corrington's, 907-983-2637 or 800-943-2637.

Corrington's Alaska Ivory
Located at 5th and Broadway, the Corrington Museum of Alaskan History is a major must see when visiting Skagway. The Museum is free and open to the public from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily. Be sure to rub the Ton of Jade boulder in the entrance for good luck. Largest selection of Eskimo soapstone carvings in Southeast Alaska. 5th and Broadway, 907-983-2580.

Golden North Hotel
At 3rd and Broadway itís the oldest hotel in Alaska, newly enhanced by creative exterior and interior renovation. New in 1997, the re-birth of the Skagway Brewing Co. (est. 1897). Hotel's first level features Skagway's only Microbrewery with a long bar and restaurant. The Lobby Gift Shop offers fine cigars and headquarters the Skagway Tour Co. Easy to find! Just follow the crowds! 3rd and Broadway, 907-983-2451.

Moose on the Loose
Superior embroidered and printed apparel featuring Hanes, Jerzees, and other premium name brands. Examples: Jerzees heavyweight 100% cotton tee shirts with sharp embroidery designs $7.95, sweatshirts $14.95. Hanes Beefy Tee's with marvelous printed designs $6.95. We design an extensive line of Alaskan apparel that will excite your sensibilities and save you money. Three locations: Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway. Have fun. Get Moosified.

Hunter Art Studio
Visit Robert Hunter's working art studio and see Southeast Alaska through the eyes of a well-known contemporary artist. Fine art collectors can select from Hunter's original watercolors and drawings that record historic buildings and reflect the natural beauty of Alaska. Take home a quality memento of your trip with a signed, matted reproduction ready to frame that begins at just $19.95. Broadway between 7th and 8th, 907-983-2290.

Dirce Ann's Fabric Shop
A quilter's paradise specializing in Alaskan Wildlife Prints and Northern Quilt Patterns. Locally owned and operated, year round supplier of fabrics, yarns, cross stitch kits, rubber stamps, crochet cotton, and needlework supplies. Also featured are local handmade lap quilts, quillows, and other gift items. Located across from the Library. 412 Eighth Avenue, 907-983-2376, 907-983-3114 fax.

Little Switzerland
Experience the charm of the Gold Rush in Little Switzerland's newest boutique, in the former location of Kirmse's, the oldest jewelry store in Alaska. Enjoy Skagway's best selection of timepieces, jewelry, Gold, and giftware items displayed in the original turn of the century setting and all at unbeatable savings, the same prices as their duty free stores in the Caribbean! Fifth and Broadway.

Miss Kitty's Button Hole
Take the alley across from the AB Hall for an experience you wonít find duplicated. Miss Kitty's caters to those who want something different with period reproductions and unique gifts. Look for the locally designed Klondike Gold Rush Blanket featuring authentic 1898 photographs. It's just the right size for a nap! One French Alley, 907-983-2514, .

Colombian Emeralds
For over 30 years we have dazzled shoppers with duty-free pricing on fine jewelry and world-renowned timepieces in over 30 Caribbean locations. Come visit us in Skagway and see our extensive selection of precious gemstones, designer gold, and fine watches. We offer significant savings, full guarantees, certified appraisals, and free insurance. U.S. Residents, get instant credit and 10% off your first jewelry purchase with the exclusive Gold Advantage Card. Broadway between 2nd and 3rd, 907-983-3695 or 1-800-6-NO DUTY.

Skaguay News Depot
Jack London, Robert Service, and John Muir all dwell in this historic bookstore, along with a few grizzly bears and humpback whales! Here you'll find Skagway's largest selection of nature books, a wonderful children's section, and histories of the Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska's railroads, and WWII. Best-selling paperbacks, magazines, and today's newspapers are available too! Open year-round. PO Box 1898, Skagway, AK 99840-0498, 907-983-3354.

Skagway Outlet Store
Most often heard lament in Skagway, "If only I had known this Outlet Store was here..." Visitors to Skagway soon learn why the crowds are headed to Broadway at 7th Street, and the streets are filled with smiling shoppers carrying white bags with the huge black letters SOS. Remember, it's not smart to overpay. Open 8:30am to 9:00pm daily. Broadway and 7th, 907-983-3331.

Skagway Shirt Company
At 1st and Broadway you will discover Skagway's first and most rewarding shopping experience. ThoUSAnds of shirts with the Freshest designs available, a monster selection of great curios and a super kid's section all at everyday Low Prices! Check our money saving coupons included within this book for great gift values. 131 Broadway, toll free 800-707-5215,

Teas & Mysteries
Treat yourself or a friend to an engaging mystery and tin of fine tea. We carry a wide selection of packaged specialty teas and accessories. Choose from Alaskan and international gourmet delicacies, and unique gift items. Embark on a classic train mystery or match wits with a four-legged detective. Gift baskets and shipping available. 3rd Avenue, Skagway.