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Dawson City Museum

5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
993-5291
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Great Presentation and Fantastic Staff

Spent several hours discussing family history with the Executive Director, Alex Somerville. He... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caprdn
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Chicago, Illinois
Lots of history

The small fee $9 fee was worth the price to see the history exhibit of the area and gold rush. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GatorVictoria_BC
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Victoria, Bc
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This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the Gold Rush era.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent several hours discussing family history with the Executive Director, Alex Somerville. He could not have been more helpful and engaging. Also the exhibits are very well done and informative. Definitely worth it!

Thank Caprdn
Reviewed 2 days ago

The small fee $9 fee was worth the price to see the history exhibit of the area and gold rush. It was well displayed and the short film on the gold rush was really informative on how the prospectors dealt with the gold rush A...More

Thank GatorVictoria_BC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a small fee to walk through the museum. There are so many artifacts and information from the mining days, it's hard to know where to look first. They also offer a short film, several times a day. This is a self guided tour,...More

Thank caribbeantraveler91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The movie is very well done. It will give you an overview of the gold rush days. There are some great representations of the gold rush era in part of the museum. The hands of the wax dummies were so realistic it was unreal. There's...More

Thank Outdoorpartner
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 2 hours in this museum and found it very fascinating and informative. We loved all the exhibits and learned a lot about the gold rush and Dawson City.

Thank kimb1126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Housed in the former Yukon Territory Administration Offices, the museum has several exhibits displaying artifacts of the gold rush and early settlers. There are 2 floors of artifacts that also include a library and gift shop. They have a theatre for short films and people...More

Thank sylvia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had a lot of really interesting "stuff" in the museum. It is well worth a couple of hours for a visit. Most tourists ate in Dawson City for the history and the museum does a great job of taking you back to days gone...More

Thank humptus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays on the gold rush as well as the native history and the geography are very interesting. There is an excellent 20min film made in 1957 about Dawson which is well worth seeing. It helps to piece together other information gleaned around the town.

Thank chewat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has set up a room with an old post office, bank, cabin, etc. that demonstrate the town about 100 years ago. Fascinating.

Thank dalmania_11
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I spent about an hour in this interesting museum, learning a bit more about the cool town I was in. The museum is divided into a few sections - one about the land and area of the town, the second about the town itself and...More

Thank Ryjones
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Bruno P
5 January 2015|
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Response from Andreadeg1955 | Reviewed this property |
You can check the hours and activities on their website: The Museum is open from mid-May to Labour day daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Labour day to the end of September the Museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm... More
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