Skagway, Alaska

Municipality of Skagway Borough


Skagway is a former gold mining town in Alaska (USA) and since June 25, 2007 an independent Borough. It was founded in 1897 by steamboat captain William Moore.

Skagway is situated on Taiya Inlet, an inlet of Lynn canal, and is the terminus of Alaska 's Inside Passage and the White Pass and Yukon Railway from White Horse on White Pass. Skagway Haines is next to the only accessible by land site of the Alaska Panhandle and was up to his independence the largest city of Skagway - Hoonah - Angoon Census Areas.

Skagway was for the gold rush in the great Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, an important base and starting point for the routes on White and Chilkoot Pass. Today the town has about 850 inhabitants. In the town the legend of Soapy Smith is still alive.


Skagway is the northernmost end point for cruises that are taken by ships through the fjords of Alaska Panhandle. The port is also served by the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway.

Broadway Avenue

Main road and landing