• 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.

Newspaper Activity

This newspaper activity is meant to be used by groups who are either unable to visit our park or by educators looking for additional material to supplement their park visit.

Students using this "newspaper" are asked to develop their own dike character, put together a shopping list of needed supplies, plan a route to the Yukon, and to design a Klondike newspaper advertisement based on included examples.

To save the document files to your computer, mouse click the hotspot, then when ask to save or open, hit save. The word document is quite large and may take some time to download.


This four page download has been formatted for legal sized paper (8.5" x 14"). The target group for the activity is the 4th-5th grade, but younger grades could easily use portions of this activity sheet.


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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.