• 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.

Legacy of the National Park Service

Map of Washington state National Park Units
National Park units of Washington state

Here in the Northwest we have over 15 units of the National Park Service. This programs offers an opportunity for students to explore them and the other 335 national park units from their classrooms.


The ranger-led program combines a supplied worksheet with park brochures which require the students to discover the unique geographic and cultural features protected in our national parks. The multi-disciplinary worksheets are targeted for grades one through twelve. Students will learn about the natural science, geography, history, and the impact these areas have on all of us.

The program requires no additional instructor training and can be requested throughout the school year. Due to driving times, we are limiting requests for this program to the area within a 25 miles radius from downtown Seattle.




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.