Skagway is a place where the romance and excitement of yesteryear lingers around every corner. Located just 13 nautical miles from Haines and 81 nautical miles from the Auke Bay ferry terminal in Juneau. Gateway to the Klondike, Skagway owes its birth to the Gold Rush of 1898. The U.S. Park Service along with the city have made this one of the best historic sites in Alaska. Downtown buildings have been colorfully restored to reflect the history of the gold rush.