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.

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Community of Courage

Building Community

Our current temporary exhibit that tells the story of the Cadillac Hotel and the businesses and people who used it.

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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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Find Ranger Benny Bison

Hunt for Ranger Benny Bison during our special National Park Week scavenger hunt, and learn about other area national parks and win something fun.

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