The Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P. visitor center is located entirely within a brick three-story building at the northwest corner of 2nd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. 319 Second Avenue South
The site is poorly signed. Most importantly the park does not have a natural area. The park is located in a building. The building is easily found by looking for Cadillac Hotel sign, which is on S. Jackson Street. The park's entrance is on the corner of South Jackson St and 2nd Ave South.
Many locals and street signs erroneously call the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park the "Gold Rush Museum". This is not a museum, but a visitor center with exhibits and movies.
Street parking, throughout Seattle is metered and limited to two hours. Street parking is free on holidays, but still limited to two hours. Private for fee parking lots and garages are nearby. Downtown Seattle provides a website listing locations, hours, and prices.
The park is within walking distance of several mass transit facilities; the underground International District light rail and bus station; the Washington State Ferry Terminal (Pier 52); the West Seattle/Downtown Seattle Water Taxi (Pier 50); and the King Street Station (Amtrak and Sounder trains).The park is also easily access by bicycle. The Myrtle Edwards - Elliot Bay Trail which runs from West Seattle north to Ballard and links to the 90 mile Burke-Gilman Bike Trail.