Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle: Hours, Address, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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 really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
How to get there
  • King Street Station • 3 min walk
  • Pioneer Square • 4 min walk
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Justin P
Middletown, DE19 contributions
Pretty Neat
Jul 2021
This was worth going to, I learned alot about the history of Seattle as the outfitter for the Klondike Gold Rush. The only draw back was do to COVID the gift shop was closed.
Written July 29, 2021
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Jason Hennig
Renton, WA128 contributions
Astonishingly Cool
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was astonishingly cool. A well-maintained, interesting, thought-out presentation of a fascinating cornerstone of Seattle's history. I recommend this without hesitation.
Written July 12, 2021
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JeanneFleur63
Venice, FL118 contributions
Super Interesting
Jun 2021
We went to the National Park presentation about the Gold Rush in Skagway on an Alaska cruise and found it fascinating. This museum is a corollary but not repetitive. It only added to a fuller picture of what occurred during this extraordinary time. Well worth a visit (and it's free.)
Written June 27, 2021
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CleopatraBunny
Flagstaff, AZ1,551 contributions
The “park” is inside an historic building near Pioneer Square
Jun 2021 • Couples
Even though the Klondike is in Alaska, Seattle was a gateway for many making the gold rush journey. Free admission, really nice staff and a good narrative about the hardy souls who risked much for their dreams. Worth an hour inside on a hot day! Clean bathrooms as well.
Written June 26, 2021
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Boutip
Gatineau, Canada615 contributions
Great piece of history
Aug 2019
Nice little museum that gives you a great overview of life for those who came for the gold rush. No too long but enough materials to give you enough insight. Worth a stop for sure.
Written March 18, 2020
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rcmerrittjr
Johnson City, TN56 contributions
A great bit of history.
Mar 2020
This was an unexpected treat in Seattle. I was there for a conference and had some time after it was over. My wife had gone here the day before. The site is small but packed with great information on the Klondike Gold Rush. You can follow one of four people throughout the museum to find out how their journey ended and enjoy a video in the theatre. There is also a small store with items pertaining to the Gold Rush. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. It was a great visit.
Written March 8, 2020
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Khai L
Austin, TX594 contributions
Window to Seattle's history
Feb 2020
This museum is a gem that opens you to the history of Seattle and its becoming. It's rather small with only 2 stories of exhibits. I recommend watching the movie for a good overview before you dive deep into looking and reading around the museum.
Written February 21, 2020
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BeginsInWonder
Seattle, WA407 contributions
Free museum about an exciting, critical time for Seattle
Feb 2020
Before I came here I thought "yeah, people came through Seattle to get to the gold in Yukon Territory, yadda yadda - probably the most interesting stuff is up there, since Seattle was just a stopping point". Well, I was wrong. The was essential in Seattle's development and a very exciting time in American history. In fact, it would make a great film. News of gold in the Yukon Territory combined with an economic depression caused people to make the extremely hard journey to the freezing north. The routes got mired; people died in epidemics; the Native peoples and land were impacted forever. Nevertheless the survivors formed fraternities and reminisced about those incredible days of uprooting, surviving and panning for gold. Most of the people who made fortunes were not gold miners, but the people who set up businesses to sell to the miners. The growth of Seattle at that time is one reason why it is the city it is today. Refreshingly, this museum is free, because it's administered by the National Parks Service. Therefore a perfect place for the frugal individual or family. By the way, it's just called a "National Historic Park" because that is the name employed by the National Parks Service. For all intents and purposes, you can think of this place as a museum, in a building (the Pioneer District's Cadillac hotel building).
Written February 16, 2020
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ranipendse
Toronto, Canada369 contributions
Well maintained historical museum
Feb 2020 • Friends
Free admission for a really well put together museum. Clean, really nice props and informative plaques everywhere. Had wifi and helpful staff on site. Worth the visit!
Written February 9, 2020
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Don H
Kirkland, WA922 contributions
A wonderful gem
Jan 2020 • Friends
This small NPS museum is first class and a must visit for anyone interested in Seattle history. Be sure to watch the film as well that is excellent.
Written February 1, 2020
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