THE KLONDIKE MUSEUM
The Klondike Gold Rush Seattle visitor center is located entirely within a building on the northwest corner of 2nd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. 319 Second Avenue South.
We will meet inside the museum at 10:00am and Kate Smith will share with us some highlights to prepare us for the history we will be seeing!
Open year round, roughly 65,000 visitors find their way to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park each year. Most are surprised to find out that the Klondike Gold Rush isn't an Alaskan gold rush, but a story about 70,000 individuals headed to the Yukon Territory in Canada.
Make sure you view one of the two gold rush videos which describe the journey the Stampeders had to make:
1. Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike, highlights the gold rush from discovery, the various routes the Stampeders would take, and eventually what happened to the men, women, and children who headed for the Klondike.
2. Seattle; Gateway to the Gold Fields, offers a view of the Klondike Gold Rush's impact on the city of Seattle and three individuals who would leave from there to find their riches.
The following link is from the Klondike museum website which has sites for further research. Explore carefully. This has not been previewed by H.O.M.E.
Download a PDF for your family to prepare in advance! For several different age groups: