Things To Do
Throughout the Winter season from September 2013 - mid-June 2014, no ranger programs are offered. Movies are shown on request.
Our 2014 summer activity program schedule begins mid-June - Labor Day 2014.
Interpretive programs offered:
Ranger led demonstrations, at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM each day exploring the various mining techniques employed during the Klondike Gold Rush.
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the Trail to Treasure, is a free 60 to 90 minute long walking tour of the Pioneer Square Historical District, visits some of the area's historic building. This tour begins at the park's Visitor Center front desk and ends at the Smith Tower.
Movies about the Klondike Gold Rush are shown throughout the day, on the hour and half hour starting at 9:30 AM. The last showing of the day starts at 4:30 PM. Most movies 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.
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.
Between September 2013 and mid-June 2014 there are no scheduled visitor programs. Films are shown upon request.
A variety of other interpretive programs are offered throughout this period. Northwest Notes Speaker Series, and Pioneer Square Historic District First Thursdays are two of these types of program whose subject changes monthly. Please consult the schedule of events for upcoming programs and details.
Programs for organized educational groups are offered September through mid-June. Advanced reservations are required and for the 2013-2014 school year are now being taken. To make a reservation or for more information on the park's educational programs, call 206-220-4240.
Did You Know?
Steam powered equipment was used during the latter stages of the Seattle regrade projects.