The excellent Skagway Museum collection is housed in the beautifully restored City Hall (700 Spring St., 907/983-2420, Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. summer, hours vary off-season, $2 adults, $1 students, under age 13 free), a block off Broadway. Check out the old gambling equipment, the “Moorish queen” from the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, the Native Alaskan artifacts that include a 19th-century Tlingit canoe and an amazing seal-gut parka, the colorful duck neck-feather quilt, and Soapy Smith’s derringer.
Several videos are available if you want to know more about the characters in Skagway ’s past.