Welcome to the Park

The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event. The headlines of a Seattle newspaper on July 17, 1897, Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! ignited dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands as word of a rich gold strike in northwestern Canada. A dream that would prove all but dream.


summer program schedule

Discover golden opportunities!

Visiting Seattle this summer? Various free activities and movies are scheduled. Check here for the latest information on program types and times.

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Living Voices presentations

Live Drama

Live gold rush drama presented by Living Voices.

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Steamship Portland

Set sail for new adventures.

Visiting Seattle or have friends coming to visit? Discover how early Seattle captured the world's attention in 1897 and turned it into a legacy.

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