• 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.

  • Area disruptions Sept 3 and Sept 4

    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.

Classroom Visits


Join the Journey

A ranger facilitated classroom visit for grades 3-5. While visiting your classroom rangers will introduce your students to the National Park Service, the national parks here in Washington, and basic elements of the Klondike Gold Rush.

This ranger visit can either be a stand alone program or combined with a visit to this or another national park.

Taming a River

A ranger facilitated classroom visit for grades 5-8. During the visit rangers will introduce the national park system and the Klondike Gold Rush. A short hands-on classroom activity looks at the environmental impacts of placer mining techniques commonly used by Klondike miners.


Call of the Wild, puppet show

For younger students is offer on a limited basis any presently only offered here at the park visitor center by reservation only. A puppet show for ages 3 - 7, is about Buck, an Alaskan husky. Based in part on Jack London's book, Call of the Wild.

Arrangements for this presentation must be made, prior to your visit.

Please call 206-220-4240 or e-mail for more program information or scheduling.


Program Elements

offered Monday-Friday



how long


Join the Journey

activity based

90 mins

3rd - 5th
Taming a River

activity based

75 mins

6th - 8th
Call of the Wild

puppet show

60 mins

k - 2nd



Did You Know?

Did You Know the Canadian border at the summit of the Chikoot Pass

Many stampeders thought the Klondike Gold Fields were located in Alaska. Actually the gold placer deposits were in the Yukon Territory, in Canada.