Closed May 1
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.
Ever wonder why most of the pictures of the Klondike Gold Rush are in black and white? Color photography wasn't yet invented and wouldn't become popular till nearly 50 years later...And those color pictures you do see of the gold rush? Those pictures have been colored by either hand or computer. Not really color photographs!
Now you can color your own gold rush artwork and determine what colors the stampeders wore and saw.
Did You Know?
Over 5000 people greeted the Steamer Portland upon her first arrival in Seattle with 68 miners from the Klondike.