Museum exterior

Dawson City Museum

Dawson City

The Dawson City Museum is housed in the beautiful Old Territorial Administration Building National Historic Site, one of the premier heritage attractions in the Yukon. The exhibits provide an in-depth look at Dawson’s social and mining history, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in People, pre-gold rush history, the colourful Gold Rush era, and the natural history of the Klondike. Three Klondike Mines Railway locomotives, including one of the oldest preserved examples in Canada, are housed in the museum's train shelter.

The Museum presents temporary exhibits, audiovisual programs and a variety of interactive and theatrical programs that bring the stories and gold rush era to life. Special events are scheduled throughout the summer. Genealogy and historical research can also be done in the Klondike History Library. A gift shop featuring local artisans is also available.

Location and Contact Info

On 5th Ave., between Hanson & Turner Streets

Dawson City

Phone: (867) 993-5291

Fax: (867) 993-5839



Pan for Gold database:

Mail: PO Box 303, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0

Hours & Dates of Operation

Mid-May to Labour Day

• Daily, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Labour Day to late September

• Tuesday-Saturday 1pm to 5pm

By appointment in the off-season