History, beauty, and adventure meet in Skagway. Alaska’a first incorporated city and the Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Nestled at the northernmost reaches of the Inside Passage, the streets are lined with wooden boardwalks and restored buildings, looking much as they did 100 years ago. Skagway is home to the oldest hotel in Alaska. During the Boom of the Gold Rush Skagway had a population of around 10,000 people. By June 1898 Skagway was the largest city in Alaska. Today, the year-round population is around 900 people! Skagway is filled with many dining options, abundant shopping, a variety of entertainment and three museums. Many artists have made Skagway home with their work showcased in many of the downtown shops.