About the Show
For nearly 100 years The Days of '98 Show has been dazzling audiences with music, laughter, and the legendary CAN CAN!
Experience a day in the life of Jefferson "Soapy" Smith - Alaska's most notorious outlaw, who reigned during the wildest days of Skagway during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. This colorful vaudevillian musical brings you into the "Skaguay" of 1898 with the thrills and frills of the dancehalls and the chills felt by gold rush stampeders along the trail of '98.
This show has been a Skagway Tradition for cruise ship, bus, and RV visitors and has quickly become one of the most popular and beloved shore excursions in town. We're often listed as one of the things you MUST SEE in Skagway.
The show itself is just under an hour in length and there are up to 4 shows a day, with showtimes occuring at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 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 started bringing tourists to Skagway. The local residents decided to put on a show for them to raise money for their local hockey team. The team needed new uniforms so that they could compete in the White Pass Athletic League against their rival team in Whitehorse, Yukon. The show became an instant tradition and has been running ever since.
The photo on this page is from the early years featuring Soapy and a can-can dancer.