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.
Between September 2012 and mid-June 2013 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.
Our 2013 summer activity schedule begins mid-June and runs daily through Labor Day. Interpretive programs offered include gold panning demonstrations and ranger-led walking tours of Pioneer Square Historic District. Movies about the gold rush are presented on the hour and half hour. Program presentations will depend on staffing and facility availability. Specific program information and times will be published here by May 2013.
Programs for organized educational groups are offered September through mid-June. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information on the park's educational programs, call 206-220-4240.
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.