Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This national park is a free historical museum that shares stories of remarkable adventures that would forever change the city's people, culture, and environment.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Pioneer Square
How to get there
  • King Street Station • 3 min walk
  • Pioneer Square • 4 min walk
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  • Katelyn F
    3 contributions
    An Interesting Place
    This place is free. The personal draw for me was learning about a different gold rush than the one I learned about growing up in California. It was cool to learn how the Klondike gold rush turned Seattle into it's own boomtown as a port to reach Alaska and helped to make Seatle what it is today. I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the highlighted individuals they give information on as people that followed the gold rush was the founder of Nordstrom and that he wrote a book. It was a nice place to fill time and learn some new things before catching a train out.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written December 19, 2022
  • Robert W
    San Diego, California149 contributions
    Gold Rush History
    Walked over from our hotel - fun exhibits & one can't beat the price. Had recently viewed the documentary film "Dawson City: Frozen Time" about the Canadian gold rush which really made our visit more enjoyable. We spent over an hour combing over the various displays. Even the story about the building itself was quite interesting. Be sure to check out the nearby Waterfall Garden Park if you are strolling in the neighborhood.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 9, 2023
  • phvi2617
    Anaheim, California509 contributions
    Neat little museum
    This is actually just one part of Klondike Gold Rush NHP, the others being in Alaska. It's a small museum that gives an overview of the gold rush and how Seattle became a boomtown as a gateway to the north. Nice exhibits and free entry.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Mike Kowalczyk
    Somerset, New Jersey350 contributions
    Small but fascinating museum
    I'll give this free museum credit for one thing above all: it really cemented my desire to go to Alaska! It's a small museum in near Pioneer Square that provides visitors a fascinating insight into the huge but short-lived Klondike Gold Rush, which really put Seattle on the map as a hub for stampeders from the east. It's definitely an interesting stop on your Seattle journey, particularly if you are in the area, which you should be for one of the underground tours!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Mark W
    1 contribution
    A hidden "Nugget"
    Walked round the old town and spotted the museum. My wife agreed we pop in and about 1 1/2 hrs later we came out.. Fantastic displays of the Gold Rush and also impacts of WW2 on Japanese immigrants. Watched both films the museum offered on the Gold Rush. Got our weight converted to value in gold.... An absolute gem, educational and entreating really don't miss it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
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FellowTraveler777840
Kent, UK19 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
A free exhibition full of very interesting information. I especially enjoyed reading the individual stories of the people documented and the amount of gear that each prospector had to carry across the border with them.
Written October 2, 2023
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Mark W
1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Walked round the old town and spotted the museum. My wife agreed we pop in and about 1 1/2 hrs later we came out.. Fantastic displays of the Gold Rush and also impacts of WW2 on Japanese immigrants. Watched both films the museum offered on the Gold Rush. Got our weight converted to value in gold.... An absolute gem, educational and entreating really don't miss it.
Written September 29, 2023
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kingmama
Glen Mills, PA400 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
We drove up from Portland on Sunday, checked into our hotel, and rushed over to the Museum since only open Wed-Sun 10-5, & we were flying home tues. Arrived at 4pm so only had an hour, could have spent several hours! Small but super well done and FREE. MUST watch the movie, preferably first - sets the stage for all the exhibits. Guided tour of Pioneer Square is only in the summer (ends Labor Day) so we missed that.
Written September 19, 2023
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Iowa_is_my_home
Des Moines, IA277 contributions
Aug. 2023
I loved this small, excellent museum's focus on the men AND women who made the trek to the Klondike...the effort, sacrifice, and risks of all, and disappointments of the majority, and the success of the few, The additional displays about the interment of Japanese families during WWII, and the loyalty and bravery of Japanese enlistees was revealing and moving.
Written August 19, 2023
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Mike Kowalczyk
Somerset, NJ350 contributions
Aug. 2023
I'll give this free museum credit for one thing above all: it really cemented my desire to go to Alaska! It's a small museum in near Pioneer Square that provides visitors a fascinating insight into the huge but short-lived Klondike Gold Rush, which really put Seattle on the map as a hub for stampeders from the east. It's definitely an interesting stop on your Seattle journey, particularly if you are in the area, which you should be for one of the underground tours!
Written August 9, 2023
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Bill B
Wentzville, MO199 contributions
Jul. 2023
We enjoyed our tour of this small National Park. Following the story of some of the Gold Rushers was really interesting.
Written August 8, 2023
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Gnome2Travel
Calabasas, CA38 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
Terrific museum and even more terrific was the gem of a tour by volunteer, Tom. Tour starts at 2:00 for approximately 1 hour and covers so much of the founding and growth of Seattle from mid 19th century to present times. Really enhances one’s visit to this amazing city. The video in the library is really worthwhile also. Recommend calling ahead to find out which days the tour is offered.
Written August 3, 2023
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA509 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
This is actually just one part of Klondike Gold Rush NHP, the others being in Alaska. It's a small museum that gives an overview of the gold rush and how Seattle became a boomtown as a gateway to the north. Nice exhibits and free entry.
Written July 31, 2023
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IA Seattle Guy
Seattle, WA10 contributions
Jun. 2023
This place is free to enter and learn, and it is truly awesome. You get to learn about the history of the Alaska Gold Rush, and how Seattle was used as a jumping off point. Truly Fascinating stuff!!
Written June 25, 2023
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KFR2
Tybee Island, GA292 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
We had a really wonderful experience today at Seattle’s Klondike Gold Rush Museum, a National Park site. We stopped by for a short visit to see the exhibits, but ended up going on a free guided tour of the neighborhood. Led by a knowledgeable volunteer, we learned so much about the founding and early years of Seattle. The website doesn’t have any information about these tours, so I recommend calling and asking about when they are scheduled. We took a 2pm tour, but they may be offered at other times, too. This was a highlight of our 4 day stay in Seattle and we highly recommend it!
Written June 7, 2023
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