Summer Programs

 

 

Schedule of Daily Events  

10:00   Museum Opens
10:30     Historic Building Tour
11:00 Film: City of Gold (1957)
11:30     Train Shelter Tour
1:00 Museum Highlights Tour
1:30     Film: City of Gold  (1957)
2:00 Historic Building Tour
3:00 Train Shelter Tour
4:00     Rockerbox Demonstration
5:00         Museum Highlights Tour

 

Train Shelter Tour

The Dawson City Museum is home to four restored locomotives that were used by the Klondike Mines Railway (KMR) from 1905-1913.  The KMR was a narrow gauge train line that was used to carry passengers and freight to and from the gold fields near Dawson.   Interpretive staff are available in the train shelter to answer any questions you might have about these delightful relics of Dawson’s golden age.

Film: City of Gold

This award-winning documentary from 1957 is aired three times daily at the Dawson City Museum.  Narrated by world-famous Dawsonite Pierre Berton, this film uses still shots and voiceover narration to tell the amazing story of the Klondike Gold Rush.  Visitors to Dawson City have been enjoying this film for decades, and a viewing in the Dawson City Museum theatre should be an essential part of everybody’s trip to the Klondike.  If you like it so much that you want to take it home with you, copies of the film are available in the Museum gift shop in both French and English.

Rockerbox

Many Stampeders who came to Dawson in the Klondike Gold Rush thought that finding gold was as easy as bending over to pick up the big nuggets that would surely be lying on top of the earth.  Many tourists that come to town continue to believe the same thing.  Unfortunately for them, mining gold is hard work!  Come see a demonstration of one of the important steps in the placer mining process, and maybe give it a try for yourself!

Historic Building Tour

The Museum is housed in the Old Territorial Administration Building, a National Historic Site of Canada. One of the Museum guides will take you through the story of how the biggest building in the north was constructed in five short months, and how the monumental building was used as Dawson adapted to the end of the Klondike gold rush throughout the 20th century.

Museum Highlights Tour

Learn the histories hidden in plain sight at the Dawson City Museum. Our knowledgeable staff will show you artefacts you never thought to look at twice, and the amazing secrets and stories they have to share.


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Dawson City Museum is located in the Old Territorial Administration Building at 595 Fifth Avenue.
Phone: 867-993-5291 • Fax: 867-993-5839 • E-Mail: info@dawsonmuseum.ca