Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
So read the headlines of a Seattle newspaper on July 17, 1897, igniting dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands as word of a rich gold strike in remote northwestern Canada spreads by telegraph across the globe. The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the subsequent stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event.
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.Read More
Learn more about the historic structures and stories throughout Pioneer Square Historic District during one of our walking tours.Read More
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.Read More
New Temporary Exhibit
Now through June 30th, learn more about Seattle's police, criminals, and its most famous maddam during the early 1900's.Read More
Did You Know?
Many of Seattle's first street and trolley cars were built by developers to lure occupants to their housing developments