• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

Things To Do

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.

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.

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.

Another interpretive programs offered is 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. 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,

Did You Know?

Dance Hall

While the Yukon stampeders waited in Seattle for passage north a cottage industry of entertainment kept the town moving 24 hours a day.