• 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.

Summer Program Schedule

June 15, 2014 - September 1, 2014

The following details the summer schedule for programs and activities at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The summer schedule begins June 15, 2014 and runs through through Labor Day. Some programs or activities may be canceled due to facility availability or staffing.

 
Time Activity Type Title
9:30 video Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields
10:00 demonstration Gold mining and panning techniques
10:00 video Days of adventure; Dreams of gold
10:30 video Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike
11:00 video Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields
11:30 video Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike
12:00 video Hiking the Chilkoot Trail
12:30 video Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields
1:00 video Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike
1:30 video Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields
2:00 video Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike
area walk Friday - Saturday - Sunday only
Trail to Treasure walk
2:30 video Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields
3:00 video Day's of adventure; Dreams of gold
3:00 demonstration Gold panning and mining techniques
3:30 video Seatle: Gateway to the goldfields
4:00 video Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike
4:30 video Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields


 

Videos

Title

Length

Hiking the Chilkoot Trail 20 minutes
Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike 23 minutes
Seattle: Gateway to the goldfields 23 minutes
Days of adventure, Dreams of gold 27 minutes


Gold Panning and Mining Techniques (20 - 30 minutes long) is a ranger demonstration given twice a day at 10 AM and 3 PM. It explores some of the various types of gold extraction employed during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Trail to Treasure (1-2 hour long) is an area walk that start from the visitor center at 2 pm and visit sites throughout the Pioneer Square Historical District. (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only)

All programs are free, first come first served, reservations are not needed, but due to space and staffing Gold Panning Demonstrations are limited to 25 people and Trail to Treasure walking tours are limited to the first 20 participants.

 

Did You Know?

Steam powered train and power shovel used during Seattle regrade projects

Steam powered equipment was used during the latter stages of the Seattle regrade projects.