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.
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
The Klondike Story
In August, 1896 three prospectors find gold near the Klondike River. Almost a year later word reaches the outside world. The Gold Rush begins.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
Did You Know?
Seattle's work force grew from 3,500 in 1880 to over 237,000 by 1910. Textile manufacturing, domestic services, and transportation jobs contributed greatly to this increase.