• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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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.

Field Trip Demonstrations

Title & Description

Due to staffing limitations, Gold Panning Demos can only be offered on

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Gold Panning Demonstration

This a ranger demonstration which can be tailored to your group's needs. See decriptions below.

Length

Grade appropriate

Basic Panning Demo
Covers properties of gold and a ranger demonstrates panning technique.

10 mins.

Pre K -2nd

Intermediate Panning Demo
This demonstration includes the Basic Panning Demo and includes information about mining techniques in permafrost, how touse a Rocker Box, what is and how to stake a Klondike Gold Claim, and historical environmnetal impacts.

15-20 mins.

3th - 6th



Advanced Panning Demo
The activity includes both the Basic and Intermediate sections and includes a disscussion contrasting the environmental impacts of historic gold mining with today's mining operations.

30 mins.

7th - adults

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Did You Know?

Did You Know? 1 in every 10 Klondike Stampeders was a woman

Of the over 70,000 stampeders headed for the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush, 1 in every 10 was a woman.