• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Closed May 1

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.

Trail to Treasure

The Trail to Treasure brings to life a collection of stories about Seattle's Pioneer Square Historic District. By following thewalking route, indicated on a free map available at several locations throughout the district, including the Klondike Gold Rush National Park, visitors can explore at their leisure the history of the city's oldest neighborhood .

Starting at the Klondike Park, the Trail to Treasure map identifies 16 special places and events that helped shape the history and development of Pioneer Square, the city of Seattle, and the greater Puget Sound region.


Although the Trail to Treasure map designates specific starting and ending points, visitors may choose to pick up the trail at any of the featured stops.

The Trail to Treasure concept, a project of The Alliance for Pioneer Square, and funded by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program, 4Culture, The City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Bill Spiedel's Underground Tour, The Waterlines Project, MOHAI, The Portico Group, Collins Woerman, members of the Trail to Treasure Advisory Board, and stakeholders of Pioneer Square.

Currently the partnership is collecting comments, till Aug 23, 2012, on the draft designs for the first five wayside exhibits. To learn more about future implementation ideas, please refer to the master plan at http://www.trail2treasure.org

Did You Know?

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During the Gold Rush, what you didn't know about mining, you could learn in a classroom.