Visitor Center

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Sign-up For Park Activities

Our knowledgable staff is here to help you have the best visit to the park. In addition to answering general questions and providing area orientation, stop by our front desk and ask a ranger for more information about:

  • earning your Junior Ranger badge, or get started at home
  • self-guided walking tours
  • ranger programs
  • summer demonstrations
  • docent tours

Or check the park's calendar before your visit to find out what programs and special events are available.

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Find a Summer Ranger Program

From Memorial Day to Labor Day the park offers a variety of ranger-led programs. Find one during your visit!

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What's there to do? Plenty!

You set the pace for your Klondike experience in Seattle


Park Films

Learn more about the Klondike Gold Rush by viewing 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.


Interactive Exhibits

Two floors of interactive exhibits are designed to be self-guided. Visitors are primed with information that sets the scene for the Klondike Gold Rush. Find out about the journey stampeders made to the Klondike, how the gold rush gave new life to Seattle, and whether or not you'd have struck it rich.


Special Rotating Exhibits

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See what's new in the Kerr Room

Explore rotating exhibits that feature art, history, culture and more. Check out the what's in the Kerr Room now!

Last updated: January 25, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


206 220-4240

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