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Step back into the Klondike Gold Rush through photographs and descriptions of those who participated.
Metals and weather of the Klondike Gold Rush Northwest and Seattle.
The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park encompasses only one building, yet offers a glimpse at a time when anyone with about $600 ($20,000 in today's dollars) could dream of travelling to the Yukon Territory in northwestern Canada, strike a claim, mine the gold and strike it rich. Unfortunately, for many their dream of riches was just that, a dream. For most Stampeders, they would come back broke, but with memories of the wild adventure.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park offers educational programs and ranger-guided activities designed to give learners of all ages the opportunity to discover and explore the gold rush.
Check out some fun online activities to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush! If you're visiting Seattle soon, download the Junior Ranger Book to help explore the park.
The Seattle Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was established in 1979. Earlier the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was created, and has several unique units in Alaska and Washington states.
Please visit the Discover Your Northwest Online Store for a selection of high quality books, gifts, and educational toys related to Seattle's role in the Klondike Gold Rush.
Last updated: December 8, 2023