• 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.

Parks as Classrooms

Field trip information


Field Trips

Thinking about bringing your students to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to learn more about the gold rush that changed Alaska and the Yukon? Explore these links to find out what is required and what is offered.

Field Trip Requirements

Field Trip Calendar of available dates

Field Trip Elements (Scavenger Hunts)


Curriculum Lesson Plans

The following links lead to other lesson plans and activities that your group can use in whole or part to study aspects of Klondike Gold Rush.

Hard Drive to the Klondike

Resource Guide to the Last Grand Adventure

Seattle's Stake in the Klondike Gold Rush

Taming a River


Materials to Loan

Currently we are reorganizing our traveling trunks and hope to have them available for checkout sometime in 2015. We will also be adding other digital resources in the near future for educational groups to check out. Check back here at that time.

Did You Know?

1 sur 10 était une femme

Le Saviez-Vous ? Parmi les plus de 70 000 prospecteurs qui partirent pour la ruée de l’or du Klondike, 1 sur 10 était une femme.