Plan Your Visit

Dig into the Details of Planning Your Visit

  • In Basic Information, learn some important facts about traveling to this beautiful and special part of the world.
  • In Directions, learn where the Klondike Gold Rush national Historical Park is in Seattle, and get suggestions on how to travel here once you're in the city.
  • Explore the myriad of other exciting historical sites in the Pioneer Square Historical District with a walking tour or check out other things to do.
  • In Seattle Area National Park Sites, learn about other national park and associated units in and around Seattle.
  • See what's showing in in the Kerr Room.
  • Use the park calendar to learn about upcoming ranger programs, special events, and other visitor activities.
  • You can also connect to the park and get help planning your visit via our social media sites.

Ranger discussing large photo mural of a period steamship

Photo by Wayne Bressler

The Highlights of a Visit
Open year round, roughly 65,000 visitors find their way to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park each year. Most are surprised to find out that the Klondike Gold Rush isn't an Alaskan gold rush, but a story about 70,000 individuals headed to the Yukon Territory in Canada. Make sure you view one of the two gold rush videos which describe the journey the Stampeders had to make.

Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike, highlights the gold rush from discovery, the various routes the stampeders would take, and eventually what happened to the men, women, and children who headed for the Klondike. Seattle; Gateway to the Gold Fields, offers a view of the Klondike Gold Rush's impact on the city of Seattle and three individuals who would leave from there to find their riches.

Each video is approximately 25 minutes long. During the summer, they are shown on a regular schedule and during the rest of the year are shown on request.

Whether you see one or both of these films and the other interactive exhibits in the visitor center you will probably come away with a sense of wonderment and amazement that this event would have a lasting impact on the individuals that went the the communities along the route to the gold fields.

Last updated: July 17, 2018

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319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


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