Introducing Alaska’s only public glassblowing studio where visitors and residents alike can blow their own glass art!


While there are a few private glassblowing studios in the Last Frontier, none are as open to the public or nestled in a more beautiful setting than Garden City Glassworks in Skagway.

Alaska’s newest ‘Hot Shop’ sits at the base of an impressive rock wall amid the beauty of Jewell Gardens, arguably the state’s most impressive show garden. About a mile from town, the Gardens are a welcome retreat from the busy-ness of downtown Skagway which can see up to 12,000 cruise ship visitors per day in the summer season.

This exciting project was inspired by the ‘Gardens & Glass’ series of installations by renowned Northwest glass artist Dale Chihuly. The color and

Garden City Glassworks ships the finished product home for clients at no extra cost once they’ve cooled the next day.



Notice: Closed toe shoes are required for all Glassblowing tours. you will not be allowed on the tour if you do not have closed toe shoes
For independent Travelers

All Jewell Gardens visitors will have the opportunity to view our glass artists working in the hot shop.  Come view glassblowing in action.

For Cruise Visitors

We are proud to offer two exciting glassblowing programs to be sold exclusively aboard the cruise ships calling in Skagway.  If you are arriving by ship and wish to make reservations for either of these tours, please check with your cruise line for booking information.

Special Request & Accessibility

Dietary Restrictions & Special Requests

All of our food is prepared using fresh organic ingredients from our garden whenever possible. Both our tea services and lunches feature fresh vegetarian quiche or smoked salmon quiche. If you have special dietary requirements, such as vegan or gluten free we are happy to accommodate you.  Advance notice is helpful; let your cruise line know at time of booking. If you arrive without notice we will do our best to offer you substitutions at time of seating.

Wheelchair Access

We have gone to great lengths to ensure accessibility to everyone! All venues are wheelchair accessible and we have an ADA compliant restroom for our mobility impaired guests.

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Glassblowing Experience
Cobalt ornament with a white feather
Cobalt Blue with White Feather Ornament
red with white feather ornament
Red with White Feather Ornament
cobalt and white twist
Cobalt and White Twist Ornament
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