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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206-220-4240
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Ranked #23 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.

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Hoffman Estates
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95 reviews 95 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This is a small, focused museum. Very interesting details about the Klondike and the gold rush era. Would not have thought it would be interesting to me at all, but was pleasantly surprised. Very small footprint for the whole things so it kind of winds around on itself, giving an interesting layout. The gift shop was typical souvenir stuff, a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

An excellent museum of the gold rush in an original building. An attraction for both kids and adults. In the fascinating historic Pioneer Square area. Film in the small theater.

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Seattle, Washington
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19 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well done, hands on, follow the gold diggers and the hardship and how important Seattle was before hitting the Yukon. Great photos, a very well done documentary film and it is FREE, great to visit on a cool, cloudy Seattle day.

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United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent and clear history lesson on the Klondike gold rush. Also, interesting exhibit on Japanese removal during World War II from nearby Bainbridge Island. Well worth a visit.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Concierge recommended this after we mentioned to her we were going toward pioneer square. Stopped at the glassblowing studio nearby before. Gold rush museum is a gem! Spent about an hour here, 30 mins to see the exhibits and read about the stories of those that went through the experience, then watched a 20 minute film. All free! Pick up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

we had seen some reviews of this museum and sought it out when we were visiting Pioneer Square area. I am glad we did. It's not very large but it very well done. It follows five different people and their journeys related to the Klondike Gold Rush. The displays are very informative and well set out. Definitely worth spending an... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We made a stop here while others of our party were going underground. What a great surprise! First, it is run by the National Park Service, a national treasure unto itself, because they always do everything right. The museum chooses to illustrate Seattle's involvement through the experiences of several individuals involved in the Klondike gold rush. In doing so, the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My spouse and I visited the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park on a Monday afternoon in mid-August 2014. The museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the summer, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the winter. Admission is free. The Klondike Museum is located in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. It occupies... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Klondike Gold Rush NHP is a nice little museum in Pioneer Square that does a great job of telling the gold rush story. Both on the Seattle side and the Alaska side. There is no cost to see the interesting exhibits of what people back then had to go through if they really wanted to strike it rich. There... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really enjoyed the outstanding (and free!) Klondike Gold Rush Museum. A really good historical exhibit. It was very interesting to follow one, or more, of the five people who went to the Klondike. My daughter enjoyed this too.

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