• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Visitor Center Closing at 1 pm

    Thursday Sept 4, 2014 the park visitor center will close at 1:00 pm.

  • Area disruptions Sept 3 and Sept 4

    Both local area streets, and walkways will be affected Sept 3 - Sept 4 by the NFL Gameday Village and Seattle Seahawks home opener. Street parking may be extremely limited and in area private lots will have higher than normal special event prices.

Blog: Welcome to the Northwest

2012 Summer
Yeah...summer is finally here. Gone from memory are all those cold rainy days of winter. All those cool rainy days of spring. True we're in to the slightly cool days of early summer, but soon mid-July will be here and the sunny warm days will be returning. It's time to enjoy all the various types of outdoor activities.

National parks throughout the region will be hosting several free family events. Klondike Gold Rush in Seattle holds its 3rd annual National Park Family Day May 19. Fort Vancouver, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks will be hosting their first Get Outdoors Day June 9.

Check out the latest entries, on our blog page, to see what kind of fun activities our staff are involved in this summer.


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.