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Dawson City Museum, Dawson City

(4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Learn more about the city and in particular its Gold Rush era at Dawson City Museum. Located within an attractive heritage building, the museum aims to disseminate and educate on the history of Dawson, including its social and mining past, pre-gold rush events, the native Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in people, and the Klondike River. The museum features a strong emphasis on the city’s prosperous Gold Rush era. Observe one of Canada’s oldest preserved examples of a Klondike Mines Railway train. Head to the gift shop afterward to browse a number of craftworks by local artisans. Put Dawson City Museum into our Dawson City itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This lovely, volunteer run museum in the Old Territorial Administration Building provides a glimpse of Dawson in its heyday. Lovely informative exhibits, costumed guides, tours of out-buildings, films...  more »
  • Without many words. It's not all too big and there's lots of old, interesting things to see, hold a Museum! Is the past of the city exciting, so why ignore the local Museum?
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  • This is a fantastic museum, with wonderful displays and lovely people working there. Very well thought out and beautifully presented. Loved that the mannequins were made with faces and hands that had ...  more »
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  • Was hoping to find more local history relating to the Klondike Gold Rush. Still a nice place to peruse.
  • Interesting and informative. Be sure to visit the train shed.
  • Very informative, Miner's Meeting show is worth seeing.