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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. 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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  • Unexpected in such a small town. Beautiful museum that traces the history of the city. Very complete. Various animations are given throughout the day (panning)
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  • This is a very nice museum. There are so many things to see here. There are two floors in the building. The displays are well done and explain the history of the area. They did not tell us about the o...  more »
  • Nice little museum. lots of interesting era specific things. not too big but its at least an hour's worth of exploring. Recommended.  more »
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  • Quaint local museum worth the time to wander through.
  • 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.

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