Basic Information

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104

The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event. The Visitor Center is located on the Northwest corner of 2nd Ave South and South Jackson Street in the former Cadillac Hotel. The Pioneer Square neighborhood is serviced by several public transportation options.

Klondike Gold Rush Seattle Unit

Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Visitor Center opens one hour earlier at 9:00 am. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1.

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Additional Information

Warm dry summers from mid-July through mid-Sept, all the rest of the year, mainly rainy and cool.

Entrance Fees:

free - $0.00

Fee free park

Klondike Gold Rush Visitor Center

Located in the historic Cadillac Hotel building, Klondike Gold Rush NHP. The site is poorly signed as can be best located by looking for the Cadillac Hotel sign on South Jackson Street. The Visitor Center contains interactive exhibits and displays about the Klondike Gold Rush. Free video presentations are shown in the park's theater.

Modern photo of large brick building
Klondike Gold Rush Visitor Center formerly the historic Cadillac Hotel

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Welcome to Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

This park is unlike many other parks in the National Park Service. Our "park" consist of a single building in Seattle, located within the Pioneer Square Historical District. It has no outdoor components, but the visitor center has indoor exhibits and displays. You can also find brochures and other information about surrounding national park sites located throughout western Washington.


The Seattle Unit of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park offers a unique view of the individuals who would leave everything behind a head to the unknown Yukon wilderness in search of gold.

Learn more about the Pioneer Square Historical District by picking up a map at the visitor center and taking a 45 minute Trail to Treasure walk (1.5 km). The walk weaves through the historic district and open year round.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


(206) 220-4240
Between hours of 10:00 am and 4:45 pm PST the phone is answered by the Visitor Center front desk staff. All other times a message can be left for a call back.

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