Things To Do

The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center offers visitors a chance to step back in time and journey to the Yukon gold fields of Canada as thousands did in 1897 and 1898. Interactive exhibits highlight Seattle's role in this international event. Touch screen computers allow visitors to experience the gold rush through the eyes of actual stampeders by referring to their journals and personal accounts.

The park is free and daily until 5 pm. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


Our 2015 summer activity program schedule runs from June 14, through September 7, 2015.

Interpretive programs offered:

  • At 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM each day, rangers-led demonstrations explore the various mining techniques employed during the Klondike Gold Rush.

  • At 2 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, there is a free 60 to 90 minute long walking tour of the Pioneer Square Historical District. Learn more about the area's history during the Trail to Treasure walk. This walk begins and ends at the park's visitor center.
  • Videos about the Klondike Gold Rush are shown on the hour and half hour, throughout the day, starting at 9:00 AM. The last showing of the starts at 4:30 PM. Each video last about 25 minutes and are repeated often.

All programs offered are free on a first-come basis. No reservations are needed or taken. Presentations will depend on staffing and facility availability.


Programs for organized educational groups are offered September through mid-June. For advanced reservations (Sept 2014 - June 2015), call 206 -220-4240 to make a reservation or for more information on the park's educational programs,


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