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.
Learn more about the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and all its free educational programs for kids through adults.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
8th grade artwork exhibit
View an exhibit of artwork by 8th grade South Shore students. Made after their visit to two diverse national park units.Read More
Did You Know?
During the summer months, rangers give demonstrations about gold panning at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.