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. Arrange to visit MacBride Museum of Yukon History and other attractions in Whitehorse using our Whitehorse online trip itinerary builder .
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  • There are a lot taxidermy animals in the first section of the museum. Then downstairs there are many pictures of when they were putting in the Alaskan highway. And in then in the next building there a...  more »
  • The McBride Museum is a really interesting place! The displays are excellent, and they do an incredible job of portraying every imaginable aspect of Klondike history. The variety of stories of fascina...  more »
  • This museum is very interesting. A very good display of the building of the Alaska highway. There was a very good reading of 'The Cremation of Sam McGee' done by a guide who also gave some interesting...  more »
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  • 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 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.
  • Great little museum that they are adding onto.
  • Oldest museum in the Yukon with a fantastic collection. I go here often with my children, and I take family when they visit
  • Great friendly staff

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Accommodations in Whitehorse are spread throughout the city center, easy to navigate on foot or by car. If views of the Yukon River are your top priority, you'll have to pay more to enjoy a prime riverside location in one of the hotels along Front Street. For something more budget-friendly, look for an inn or guesthouse a few streets back from the river. To immerse yourself in the wild nature of the Yukon, look outside the city itself to one of the many ranches and bed and breakfasts dotting the surrounding landscape.
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