• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

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  • 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.

Research Resources

Do you need help writing your report on Seattle or the Klondike Gold Rush? Are you doing a History Day project on the gold rush? These are some of the web-based resources our staff has found useful for their programs, photographs, and displays.

These are just a few of the many available on the internet. Using various search engines should find additional internet sites not listed here.


Historylink http://www.historylink.org/

Museum of History and Industry http://seattlehistory.org/

Washington State History Museum http://www.wshs.org/

University of Washington - Special Collections http://content.lib.washington.edu/

Explore North http://www.explorenorth.com/index.html


U.S. National Postal Museum http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/gold/discovery.html

Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/yt/dawson/index_e.asp

The Yukon Photgraphers of the Gold Rush Era http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Goldrushphoto/02english/02intro.html

Did You Know?

The Klondike Gold Rush was a fruitless and one of the weirdest search for fortune

The Klondike Gold Rush has been described as "one of the weirdest and most useless movements in history. Over 70,000 people each wasted something like $1000 in a fruitless search for riches".