Field Trip Videos

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Seattle: Gateway to the Gold Fields

This video, shoot in 2011, features what happened in Seattle during the Klondike Gold Rush. It follows the adventures of Frances Dorley and John Nordstrom, and explains the part Erastus Brainerd played in promoting Seattle as the starting point for the gold rush.

25 mins.

3rd - adult

Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike

This video, highlights the discovery of gold in the Yukon Territory by George Carmack and his relatives. From there it explains the difficulties and hardships which awaited the Stampeders on their journey north to the Yukon territory gold fields. (Brielfy mentions the Dead Horse Trail, which may be distressing to younger students.)

25 mins.

3rd -

Hiking the Chlkoot Trail

A must see for anyone thinking about hiking the trail. The video talks about the trail, how it looks today, and what you might encounter during your trip. Shot in 2011.

15 mins.

3th - adult

Undamming the Elwha

A video shot for PBS which goes accompanies our current tempoaray exhibit about the Elwha River Restoration project. It talks about the problems and expectations of the largest river restoration project to date in the world, involving the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River in the Olympic Peninsula.

40 mins.

5th - adults

Days of Adventure Dreams of Gold

This movie was shown for many years as the park's main film. It showcases the struggles Stampeders had to overcome to reach the Klondike. The film also shows how they mined the gold, and the gold rush's final impact. The filming style, involves panning and zooming on colorized historic photographs.

(Brielfy mentions and shows images of the Dead Horse Trail, which may be distressing to younger students.)

25 mins.

4th - Adult


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  • Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park

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    Field trip in the park

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is just one of the many educational opportunities for groups coming to Seattle. During a visit here, students have an opportunity to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush and its impact on Seattle, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory.

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    Grade level:
    First Grade-Sixth Grade
    Commerce and Industry, Geography, Geology
  • Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park

    Seattle, Gateway to the Gold Fields

    Your journey north

    A visit to the park mixes a scavenger hunt, video, and a panning demonstration to show why Seattle out competed others cities to become the place for nearly 70,000 Stampeders to start their rush north.

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