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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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  • Interesting museum with exhibits of life in old Dawson City. Some artifacts on the 2nd floor. Small but worthwhile.  more »
  • Well presented and well documented facts and figures, pleasant surroundings and very friendly personnel.  more »
  • First is the wonderful old classical style building sensitively restored and adapted to new use. A must see. Second, the collection is well displayed and interpreted. The gift shop is better than aver...  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.