Klondike Gold Rush
National Historical Park
319 2nd Ave S
When gold was discovered in the Yukon in 1897, Seattle became the departure point for those heading to the Klondike in search of fortune. Many of those people didn't get rich, but they helped to put Seattle on the map. The park has units in both Seattle and in Skagway, Alaska where fortune seekers started the final overland leg of their journey to the gold fields.
The Seattle unit is primarily a small museum with a handful of displays that tell the story of Seattle's role in the Klondike gold rush. It is located in the old Cadillac Hotel, which was restored after being heavily damaged in a February 2001 earthquake.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Z13A0007)
The park is housed in the old Cadillac Hotel building in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood.
Park Display (Z13A0008)
Cadillac Hotel Sign (Z13A0009)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington
- International District, Seattle, Washington
- Smith Tower, Seattle, Washington