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. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Between September 2014 and mid-June 2015 there are no scheduled visitor programs. Films are shown upon request.

Please consult the schedule of events for upcoming programs and details.


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

Interpretive programs offered:

  • Ranger demonstrations, at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM each day exploring the various mining techniques employed during the Klondike Gold Rush.

  • At 2 PM 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. Learn about the area's history and visits some of the area's historic buildings. This tour begins and ends at the park's Visitor Center.
  • Movies about the Klondike Gold Rush are shown throughout the day, on the hour and half hour starting at 9:00 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.


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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