Local Connections: Ghosts & Goodtime Girls Walking Tour Created by Madam Jan

2 hours | Skagway | S G Y - 3 8 0
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Min. age: 14 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Gold Rush History
  • Red Onion Saloon
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What You Visit:

Walking Tour with Costumed Madam
Splendidly costumed madams greet you at your ship with a souvenir garter, then guide you on a two-hour walking tour through the back alleys and former red light districts of Skagway, where women of the evening brushed shoulders with notorious characters such as Soapy Smith and Frank Reid. You'll hear stories of Klondike Kate, Cad Wilson and Diamond Lil and will pass historic and haunted Gold Rush buildings as you learn of Skagway's rich history. Created by Red Onion Saloon owner and "head madam," Jan Wrentmore, to tell the stories of the strong and courageous women of the past, this excursion celebrates their enterprising spirit.

Red Onion Saloon
Built in 1897, the Red Onion was the town's finest bordello, and visitors today are regaled with tales of the enterprising women who worked the establishment. On the second floor, there is an intriguing brothel museum. Guests may explore the hallway, bedrooms and priceless artifacts left behind by the "soiled doves" of yesteryear. The tour ends at the saloon so you'll have time to visit the gift shop and explore downtown Skagway on your own.

What You See Along The Way:

Skagway
Skagway holds a unique place in Alaskan history. Known as the "Gateway to the Yukon," Skagway played a key role in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. Its dramatic history is still alive, as you experience during your walk. You can sense the excitement and nostalgia around every corner as you travel past boardwalk-lined streets and false-front buildings, through historic downtown.

Snack:
Raise a glass to your good fortune with a champagne toast in the historic Red Onion Saloon.

Shopping:
There is a souvenir gift shop at the Red Onion Saloon, the perfect spot to pick up a unique and "racy" gift!

Special Notes:

Due to tour content, minimum age is 14. Please bring photo ID to enjoy beverages at the saloon. Length of walk is less than .5 miles. Dress warmly in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests make the short walk from the saloon back to the ship on their own.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Historical walking tour through town

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
20
Time at site:
01:30
Walking distance:
880
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Meet guide at dock for short bus transfer to start of walking tour

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Meet Madam & tour to downtown

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Champagne toast and brothel tour at Red Onion Saloon

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
27
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided walking tour through city's historic districts

Transport Capacity:
20
Time at site:
01:20
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
880
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Walking tour through historic downtown Skagway

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
01:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
600
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Private tour of Red Onion Saloon's brothel museum and champagne toast

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes