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Dawson City Museum

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Address: 5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number:
993-5291
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the...

This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the Gold Rush era.

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A must while in Dawson City

My review of this attraction was mistaken posted to the visitor centre. This is a must see. Especially the live presentation on placer mining.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
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White Rock, Canada
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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

My review of this attraction was mistaken posted to the visitor centre. This is a must see. Especially the live presentation on placer mining.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the history in this well laid out but not too large museum. The movie was interesting by Pierre Burton. Only thing I felt could improved was the lighting as I found it a bit to dim.

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Yukon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Very nice museum, the artifacts have all been lovingly cared for. The staff is very friendly and informative as well. We also went on the tour of the trains in the neighboring building, which was pretty cool. A must see for anyone interested in Yukon history!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Small but interesting museum. The court room has been in use for ages! We enjoyed the displays and the stories the Musem manager had to share with us.

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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We visited in the off season so we had a private tour with Alex who has amazing passion and knowledge for the history of the area. It's a great way to learn about the museum and the displays are amazing!

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Thank Karen H
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

The artifacts were truly impressive. The history lessons are remarkable. The building is like a 1890's saloon, with staff dressed in 'character' clothing. The staff was tremendously helpful and clearly wanted to be there. A must stop when you are in town!!!

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Thank Craig T
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Cute little museum. Definitely worth the visit. Lots of Dawson City history to be found here. A must see if you are visiting Dawson.

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Thank Irene L
Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This was a very informative place with a short movie that was jam-packed with stuff you didn't think of before. These people were crazy and these times were crazier. The footage was of real interviews of the real participants and real photos.

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Thank gypsy1920
Baltimore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

beautiful interesting house with a great history. worth the time to see it.Take the guided tour to get all the historic details

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Very cool collection of historical information about Dawson.High recommend as well as Dawson city as a whole.

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