Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Effective Thursday, June 16, the Klondike will be open Thurs - Sun. Starting Wednesday, June 29, we will be open Wed - Sun.

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! So read the headlines of a Seattle newspaper on July 17, 1897, igniting dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands, as word of a rich gold strike in remote northwestern Canada spread by telegraph across the globe. Learn about Seattle’s history in the frenzy of the Gold Rush days in this free, interactive space and don’t forget to pick up your free Trail to Treasure walking map. 

The National Park Service and the Seattle Visitor Center, located at 319 Second Avenue South in Seattle, Washington, administers the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The Seattle Unit of the park commemorates the city`s role as the most important staging area for the gold rush of the 1890s. After surviving a devastating fire and an economic depression, Seattle flourished with the Klondike Gold Rush. As a key port city, merchants supplied would-be Klondike Kings and Queens on their way to Alaska. This cemented Seattle as an anchor of the Pacific Northwest. Today the park is your gateway to learn about the gold rush, explore Seattle area parks, and be involved with the local community.