• 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.

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? 3000 pack animals died on the White Pass Trail

Over 3000 pack animals perished during the winter of 1897-98 on the White Pass Trail between Skagway and the Canadian border.