• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Visitor Center Closing at 1 pm

    Thursday Sept 4, 2014 the park visitor center will close at 1:00 pm.

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    Both local area streets, and walkways will be affected Sept 3 - Sept 4 by the NFL Gameday Village and Seattle Seahawks home opener. Street parking may be extremely limited and in area private lots will have higher than normal special event prices.

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?

Pioneer Square 1910

Seattle's work force grew from 3,500 in 1880 to over 237,000 by 1910. Textile manufacturing, domestic services, and transportation jobs contributed greatly to this increase.