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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
+1 206-220-4240
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This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pioneer square” (104 reviews)
“small museum” (56 reviews)
“free museum” (35 reviews)
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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
+1 206-220-4240
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small indoor museum about the Klondike gold rush 1897-1899. I would recommend most visitors to start with the movie, and then walk around in the rest of the museum. The museum tells the story of the gold rush from the perspective of...More

Thank ErikHultgren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured this delightful little museum while waiting for the Smith Tour Observation platform to open. We were impressed by the information and interactive displays provided free for charge by the National Park Service. The 4yr old in our party was captivated by the “take...More

Thank DeeDee353
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide for beneath the streets offered is to pay a visit to the museum. It's free entry museum and lots of fun. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Do go if you are in Seattle. Worth the visit.

Thank Sheifaly W
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Provides a good peek into the history of Seattle and how it was used as a base during the gold rush. There is no entrance fee.

Thank savvyuec
Reviewed 27 November 2017

When I visited, the museum was packed with a school group, which made the open space extremely loud, but as soon as they took off, it was great! The museum documents the history of Seattle at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush, and you...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a national park and is free to go to, so if you can spare a couple hours I'd go. This is a great small museum, you do learn a lot about the Klondike Gold Rush and how that was pretty much how Seattle...More

Thank XavierNY
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The story of the Alaskan Gold rush is told here. There are pictures and objects that the miner's used. You can see pieces of gold brought back by the miner's. There are the picks that they used to dig out the gold and other objects.

Thank jlmsBellevue
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Small but interesting museum on the history of the Klondike gold rush. It is free a rarity in this day and age. Tour up stairs, watch movie then go down stairs. There is a room for children to climb on things.

Thank GoldenAgeGrandma
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Read about this museum and made sure we visited when roaming around Pioneer Square area. It is free to enter and the displays are great and very informative. They also run a film about the history regularly if you wish to see it.

Thank jbgh1995
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Civic leaders were correct in their decision to attract gold seekers to Seattle as a port of departure. Their premise was all that newly acquired wealth would benefit Seattle, which it did. John Nordstrom of the Nordstrom Department Stores was one of the successful gold...More

Thank Elsie M
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28 December 2017|
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Response from Elsie M | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking and parking garages.
Terri P
30 July 2016|
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Response from lynda37 | Reviewed this property |
It is inside. It's an old hotel that is now a Gold Rush museum.