Moore Homestead at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Moore Homestead is in the Skagway Historical District in southeastern Alaska. Skagway sits in a deep, glacially carved valley at the mouth of the Skagway River, about 100 air miles north of Juneau, at the head of one of only three glacier-free corridors linking coastal traffic with the Yukon interior.

In 1887, Captain William Moore, a member of Canada's boundary expedition, scouted a new route over White Pass. He imagined the mouth of the Skagway River as a major staging site for future mineral expeditions and envisioned the construction of a road and a railway over the pass.

Captain Moore and his family built a log cabin a wharf around 1888. When gold was discovered in 1896, the site and its associated businesses, including the sawmill and wharf, strategically positioned the Moores to control traffic in and out of Skagway.

The NPS rehabilitated several of the homestead structures and operates it as an interpretive site.
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