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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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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.
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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It provides an inmersive experience through the eyes of different gold seekers and Klondike travellers, as well as an insightful explanation on the impact this event had for Seattle. If you have an hour to spend, and are interested in history, it is totally worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minervaliste
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history, you should stop by. It has great displays, pictures and the layout is well thought-out. It's also free, a bonus! considering everything else in Seattle is pretty pricey for a Canadian visitor with the current exchange rate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank memeh613
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleeeeeease take the time to watch the entire 20-minute movie featured at the museum if you want a fantastic history lesson! I have studied the gold rush a bit, but learned so much that I did not know from the film. Overall, the museum is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank starsreminisce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great, small museum that explains Seattle's role in the gold rush, something I had no idea about. There were some interactive activities for children. It is free, as it is a national park site. It is a nice short visit that would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recommend a stop here for sure. The exhibit is well displayed and full of information. Very interactive so the kids could touch and lift barrel lids to learn more. We did not know of Seattle’s role in the Klondike Gold Rush prior to this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 517camie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little out of the way in Pioneer Square area this free site is filled with interactive opportunities to learn more about the gold rush and the role Seattle played. A national parks poster exhibit was also there... great art and colors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ECB17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most impressive thing in this museum in the list of the 2,000 pounds of food and supplies each prospective miner had to take. It's mind-boggling that the miners had to walk back and forth depositing their cache of supplies, before they could continue on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traavelers2c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a little puzzled as to why it was in Seattle since the Klondike is in Canada, but the exhibits explain it. Our friend and I both got stamps for our collection. The amount of homeless in downtown does not make it a really nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I usually get bored with history museums, but my sisters wanted to go. I am so glad we went. The museum did a great job of making the history of the gold rush come alive. We toured the whiole thing, and I loved it all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda205
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I am a National Park Geek and I loved this placed. I learned so much about Seattle from watching the film and viewing the exhibit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard B
28 January 2018|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a very small place. Your hotel will likely keep your luggage for your even if you can't check in yet
28 December 2017|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Garages and sometimes you can snag a spot on the street.
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.