• 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 Elements

Field Trip can be tailored to group needs and time allotted. Each of the following elements can be chosen for your group. keep in mind the recommended time allotted for each activity when choosing.


There are currently 4 different videos that can be shown. All are in English with English subtitles. MORE....

Scavenger Hunts

Must groups allow 20 - 30 minutes to complete a scavenger hunt. Some groups have the students do them individually while others have them completed in groups. You are responsible for printing the scavenger hunts for your visit. For instructors wanting to modify the hunts a word doc file is included for each scavenger hunt. MORE....

Ranger Demonstrations

Currently, the park offers two ranger demonstrations with the hope that in the near future we will be expanding the opportunities for students to participate in activities. MORE....

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Sales in Seattle reached twenty five million dollars by 1898

In 1896, a year before the Stampeders travelled through Seattle to the Klondike, the city's total business receipts were $300,000. Within eight months of the S.S. Portland's arrival in August 1897 Seattle businesses generated $25 million.