Skagway Shore Excursion: Liarsville Gold Rush Camp, Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo

activities / Guided tours

Tour description provided by Viator

While in port in Skagway, discover what Alaska’s exciting Gold Rush era was all about on this unique two-hour tour. In the historic village of Liarsville, you will dine on authentic Alaskan fare (including wild Alaskan salmon), visit authentic gold-mining exhibits and learn how to pan for gold – keep everything you find! Full of charm, Liarsville Camp gives you the chance to go back in time to an interesting period of Alaskan history.

At the foot of Alaska’s majestic White Pass, nestled next to a waterfall, you’ll discover Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, so named for the journalists who wrote tall tales from this location when they were sent to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. On this Skagway shore excursion, find out what the Gold Rush was like as you explore Liarsville.

Your Gold Rush adventure starts with an all-you-can-eat alfresco feast in the forest, including wild, Alaskan-caught salmon grilled over an alder-wood fire. After you eat, walk on over to the Gold Rush-era trail camp. Here, admire the pretty waterfall and the authentic exhibits of Liarsville's past. Then head to the Hippodrome, where a cast of 'sourdoughs' and 'dance hall girls' will entertain you with a hilarious melodrama and a poem by the “Bard of the North,” Robert Service.

Next, learn the art of gold panning before you are set free in the Liarsville gold fields to pan on your own. You are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women crazy with gold fever!

When you've made your fortune, enjoy some free time to stroll through the camp and visit the Fancy Goods souvenir store, the historic bordello and the laundry tents to view the antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and the ladies of the night. This is the perfect time to have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp's popular mascot, an Alaskan malamute (a type of dog) named Denali. Complimentary cookies and apple cider are available.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Skagway port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • 2-hour shore excursion to liarsville camp
  • Full buffet-style meal
  • Gold panning lessons and time to pan for gold on your own
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)