• 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.


The park's address is 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104. It is located entirely within a brick three-story building at the northwest corner of Second Avenue South and South Jackson Street.


By Airplane

-Tacoma International Airport is located approximately 10 miles south of the park. Public transportation is available to Seattle and other points in the metropolitan area.


By Car

Visitors arriving in downtown Seattle via I-5 should take the James Street exit to Fifth Avenue, a one-way street which becomes Fifth Avenue South, for six blocks to South Jackson Street. Turn right at South Jackson Street and proceed four blocks to Second Avenue South. The park is located on the northwest corner of this intersection.

Visitors arriving in downtown Seattle via I-90 should exit at Fourth Avenue South. Keep to the left and follow it past the football stadium (CenturyLink Field) and the train station (King Street Station, with landmark bell tower) to Second Avenue Extension South which turns into South Jackson Street. Follow South Jackson Street for two blocks to its intersection with Second Avenue South. The park is located on the northwest corner

Street parking near the park is metered, scant and limited to two hours except on Sundays and holidays when street parking is free and time unlimited. Parking lots and garages are nearby. Downtown Seattle provides a website listing locations, hours, and prices.


Public Transportation

The park is located in the Pioneer Square Historic District, an area served by many King County METRO bus routes. For information please call 206-553-3000 (press 0 for a live person) or visit the Online Trip Planner.

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.

Did You Know?

crowd on First Avenue in downtown Seattle

Seattle's population swelled from 40,000 in 1890 to 240,000 by 1910.