Local Connections: Skagway Street Car City Tour with Storyteller

1.5 hours | Skagway | S G Y - 1 5 0
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Points of Interest

  • Gold Rush History
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

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

See more of Skagway and learn about its captivating history with Alaska's first sightseeing company on this entertaining city tour where the residents show you their town.

Skagway character Martin Itjen came looking for Klondike gold in 1898, and became the town's most celebrated storyteller. He gave Alaska's first motorized sightseeing tour on his "Skagway Street Car" for U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1923, and delighted visitors for decades.

Today, Martin's tour lives on, painstakingly researched and recreated by local storyteller Steve Hites. Aboard your yellow 1927 sightseeing bus, your costumed "conductor" passes on a century of history, behind-the-scenes tales, and stories of life in small-town Alaska, just like Martin did himself.

Tour the waterfront and the National Park Historic District, enjoy the panoramic views from the Scenic Overlook, and have your camera ready for the recounting of the Soapy Smith gunfight at the Gold Rush Cemetery. Highlighting the history of this gold rush town and the pioneer families that built it, you will motor through the residential neighborhoods of Skagway- famous for its flower gardens - and past the early childhood home of Alaska's most famous resident, former Gov. Sarah Palin. A stop is made in town for those who want to get off to shop or explore before the tour continues back to the ship.
All aboard the Skagway Street Car!

Special Notes:

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.

Introduction & travel along waterfront

Transport type:
Street Car
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour through historic district to scenic overlook

Transport type:
Street Car
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Presentation at Skagway Overlook

Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour to Gold Rush Cemetery

Transport type:
Street Car
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Presentation at Gold Rush Cemetery

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour through residential district back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Street Car
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes