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Dawson City Museum

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Address: 5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the...

This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the Gold Rush era.

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How a frontier town became the Paris of the North!

This lovely, volunteer run museum in the Old Territorial Administration Building provides a glimpse of Dawson in its heyday. Lovely informative exhibits, costumed guides, tours of... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Denis D
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Dawson you might as well make a visit to this local museum. A great historical experience that is well worth the time.

Thank ColorX
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This lovely, volunteer run museum in the Old Territorial Administration Building provides a glimpse of Dawson in its heyday. Lovely informative exhibits, costumed guides, tours of out-buildings, films, and activities on the lawn round out the experience. Make sure to see the trains and other early machinery in the building next door.

1 Thank Denis D
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a fantastic museum, with wonderful displays and lovely people working there. Very well thought out and beautifully presented. Loved that the mannequins were made with faces and hands that had been modeled from actual Dawson City residents - added so much character to the displays. I also really enjoyed the upstairs display with some of their "warehoused" collection.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I dropped in for a private appointment as I was in shoulder season. Alex was my great guide for the day, and he & I spent almost three hours going through the exhibits and the living history that still permeates the streets of Dawson. Great place to see!

1 Thank Sarah W
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Spending time in Dawson City and at the request of my wife, we decided to visit this museum Very nice and well kept museum showing aspects of another era. It is worth the visit.

Thank Julio M
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

a perfect place to be introduced to the Klondike Gold Rush era.. They offer various tours in and around the City. We only had one day so choose the option of doing an evening walk with a guide dressed in period costume he regaled us with legends and gossip from the era and we visited some of the old buildings... More 

Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The gold panning demonstration was excellent. Sadly, the mini-smelter was malfunctioning, but coming from a family where Dad was in mining, my brother and I were familiar with the processes. The museum displays were well laid out. When I mentioned a house that I had seen many years back the archivist actually allowed me to examine the three volumes of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Pleasant museum located in the old administrative building, part of which is still used as a circuit court (you can look in). Galleries on either side of the ground floor entrance provide an insight into the lives of the Klondykers, and mannequins tell the stories of current residents as a counterpoint. Upstarirs holds the aforesaid court, and a considerable amount... More 

Thank TormodMM
Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you're in Dawson City YT, it's all about the history of the last big gold rush and this is the place to visit as it gives you a starting place to better appreciate the restored buildings, the names associated with the various buildings and businesses - the names weren't pulled out of the air - names were associated with... More 

1 Thank Kate2535
Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Brought me back in time. A lot of displays with a lot of information. I enjoyed my time there. Staff helpful and knowledgeable.

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