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MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Whitehorse

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Yukon at MacBride Museum of Yukon History. Opened in 1952, the museum features a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibits, from relics and artifacts to historical buildings. Visit the colorful, interactive museum to acquaint yourself with the people and events that shaped the Yukon and its capital, Whitehorse. See objects, beadwork, and tools used by the First Nations, pay a visit to Sam McGee's mysterious cabin, and view the animal gallery with its displays of native birds and mammals. MacBride Museum of Yukon History is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Whitehorse Edition.
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  • The museum is a great walk back through history. With several mock ups and scenes from the past. This is a must see for tourists or even locals at least once.. 
  • This Museum is good for young and old alike. It gives a wonderful overview to the cultural, historical and natural life of the area. Don't miss the gold rush galleries, we almost did. I wish we had ha...  more »
  • This museum is a wonderful example of community and territorial history. It's got a really great layout and covers everything of general interest from prehistoric to modern time. There's well written ...  more »
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  • This an excellent museum of Yukon history. It has a particular focus on the Yukon Gold rush history 1890's to 1900's. Many historical artifacts are displayed. It also has a wonderful display of Yukon mammals. The children's programming is top notch. Yukon "theme" nights are presented and organized by the enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. Local musicians often perform during the theme nights and at other times. It is always a pleasant place to spend some time. Exhibits are often updated and expanded. MacBride has plans an expansion of their existing space in the near future.
  • MacBride Museum in town. The log building doesn’t look all that big, but the inside is crammed with displays that cover the history and culture of the area from the days of the First Nations people to the gold rush days, to the building and growth of Whitehorse. There is a display of indigenous animals that is really quite an amazing example of the art of taxidermy. Other displays tell often humorous stories of many Yukon characters. And speaking of characters, the museum houses the actual cabin built by Sam McGee who inspired Robert Service’s famous poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. This museum is a must see in Whitehorse. Visited June 2016
  • This museum is fantastic. Whoever is interested in the magnificent history of the Yukon and the Klondike should visit it and its magnitude of historic artifacts. I especially appreciated the unbelievable variety of gold samples with notes about the claims they were found on. As I had been invited to the claim of Joe Langevin on Victoria Creek and was allowed to shovel and pan there - Joe shared the findings afterwards with me back in the 70ies - I love my gold until today and was too happy to see the gold from other claims. Enjoy it as much as I did. Klaus Ollmann from Hamburg, Germany
  • Very good walking tour.
  • Awesome museum about Yukon,