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Dawson City Museum, Dawson City

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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. See Dawson City Museum and all Dawson City has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dawson City trip itinerary planning app .
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  • This majestic yet lively jewel is worth a long and lingering visit. The staff is friendly and usually dressed in period-clothing which adds to the historic building's charm. Start your visit with the ...  more »
  • Lots of great exhibits here. We learned a great deal about Dawson City and its history. Lots of very interesting artifacts.  more »
  • A small town museum with great presentations and lots of excellent displays. Our rather hurried visit only allowed us to scratch the surface of the museum's offerings, but what we saw was impressive.  more »
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  • A little off the beaten path and not very well indicated, I found the Dawson City museum very interesting and well presented. The staff were welcoming and informative.
  • Two store museum with lots of local history. Remember that Dawson City was the "Paris" of the North and the building if full of history about the gold rush, natural history, and the history of the city. Within easy walking distance of any of the hotels (but the whole town is). If you visit the city this is a must to understand what it is doing out here in the middle of no where!
  • Two floors and an out building (train shed) of exhibits. Highlights geological history of the area, gold mining, and evolution of the town. Includes guided tours and demonstrations. I really liked the rocker box and panning demonstration. Friendly and helpful staff.
  • Beautiful, informative. A "must visit" while in Dawson!
  • Quaint local museum worth the time to wander through.
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