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Red Onion Saloon

205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
| +1 907-983-2222
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Brothel Tour in Skagway, Alaska Skagway Alaska United States
Red Onion Saloon Skagway Alaska United States
Brothel Tour in Skagway, Alaska Skagway Alaska United States
Red Onion Saloon Skagway Alaska United States

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Sun - Sat 10am - 10pm

Brothel Tour in Skagway, Alaska

For $5 the Red Onion Saloon offers historic tours of the upstairs brothel and a ghost tour exploring characters that still haunt the old bar.

This image is the Madame's room and was the most luxurious while the prostitutes had to sleep in very small rooms each accompanied with a a hole and pipe in the floor used for the coins the women were paid up front. If the bar tender didn't hear the clink of the coins he would know that there was trouble.

Buried beneath the floors were many keepsakes that the women would hide from each other in case of a thief being among them. Often the items hidden were objects that reminded them of their lives back home. Ex. an image of the virgin Mary, a bible, photos etc.

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over 3 years ago

Red Onion Saloon

The Red Onion Saloon, built in 1897, is arguably the most popular of all the historic buildings in Skagway, because you can still belly up to the bar for a shot or a beer here. While the downstairs is a working restaurant, the former bordello upstairs has been converted into an antiques-filled museum with costumed "madams" serving as docents.