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.
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.
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.
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?
These "buttes" are the remnants of some of Seattle's steep hills, leveled during major regrading from about the time of the gold rush until the 1930's.