• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington


It is important that the National Park Service not only protect sites for their natural resources, but also sites that provide opportunities to understand the various stories about notable people, events, and culture that shaped this country. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, created in 1976, is unique in that the Klondike Gold Rush was important for several distinct locations.


Trail to Treasure partnership

The Trail to Treasure will be a premiere experience that fosters a sense of community, commemorates heritage, and enriches the lives of residents and visitors to Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. The trail will provide a diverse range of activities and opportunities that allow people to embrace, learn, and care for the region's natural environment and cultural history.

Trail to Treasure Draft Wayside Designs 6.25 Mbs

Did You Know?

Pioneer Square 1910

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.