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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

A small museum- part of the National Park system, Free Can get National Park Pass there Related to Skagway National Park - lots of artifacts and a small movie theater that shows several movies related to the gold rush

Thank SenoraMiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free. I highly recommend spending a little time to learn the origins of Seattle and what propelled it to become a mega city through the discovery of gold in Alaska.

Thank Delphinus65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this museum after recommendaruon from a tour guide ar beneath the streets tour. It's intriguing, very well laid out and full of information. I would encourage families to visit and learn about a Larry of US historg we rarely hear about.

Thank ippigirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday late in January at 4.30 (closed at 5) & we were virtually the only people in there. It's free! As we only had 1/2 hour we had to rush round but there was loads of info to read & lots...More

1  Thank Sally T
Reviewed 7 January 2018 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

1  Thank ErikHultgren
Reviewed 6 January 2018 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

1  Thank DeeDee353
Reviewed 25 December 2017 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.

1  Thank Sheifaly W
Reviewed 14 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.

1  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 21 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

1  Thank XavierNY
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Richard B
29 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
29 December 2017|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Garages and sometimes you can snag a spot on the street.
Terri P
31 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.