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.


Scheduled Ranger programs will resume June 2016.

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.

  • 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.

  • At 2 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Trail to Treasure walk.

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


Given on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, June 2016 through September 2016.

Trail to Treasure - 2PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The free walk Trail to Treasure lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. The area walk winds its way through the Pioneer Square Historical District. The docent led walk provides an historical overview of district from the early days of Seattle through the present day.

There are no reservations required for this activity. Please show up at least 10 minutes prior to the walk at the visitor center front desk.

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