ABOUT THE SHOW
Experience a day in the life of the “Skaguay of 1898”at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. This colorful vaudevillian musical gives you a front row seat to it all – the frills, the thrills and the chills. Whoop it up with can-can girls in rowdy dancehalls. Adventure alongside desperate stampeders clambering for gold. And feel the terror of Skagway citizens under the reign of Jefferson “Soapy” Smith – Alaska’s most notorious outlaw.
One of the most popular and beloved shore excursions in town, The Days of ’98 Show has been a Skagway tradition for cruise-ship, bus, and RV visitors for over 100 years. A must-see when in Skagway.
Running just under an hour in length, you can catch one of four shows a day at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, or a longer evening show that begins with 30 minutes of “gambling” in our mock casino at 7:30 pm.
HISTORY OF THE SHOW
In 1923, Princess steamships made Skagway one of their ports of call. Local residents decided to put on a show for the tourists to raise money for their local hockey team who needed new uniforms to compete in the White Pass Athletic League against their rivals in Whitehorse, Yukon. The show became an instant hit and the rest, as they say, is history.
This archival photo is from those wild gold rush days, featuring Soapy and a can-can dancer.