Pioneer Square circa 1895 Courtesy National Park Service

History Trip

Dive into Seattle’s storied past, from pioneers and gold rushers to trailblazing inventions and the Boeing boom.

Pioneer Square circa 1895 Courtesy National Park Service

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Local innovation and hands-on fun reign supreme at this South Lake Union establishment. True Northwest: The Seattle Journey chronicles the city’s rich history from the 1790s
to present day, while the museum’s Bezos Center for Innovation celebrates the spirit of ingenuity in the city. *860 Terry Ave N; mohai.org

 

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Head back to 1897, when thousands of fortune seekers passed through the city on their way to the Yukon gold fields. This national historical park in the Pioneer Square neighborhood details the lasting impact of the Gold Rush era on the city. *319 Second Ave S; nps.gov/klse

 

Smith Tower

Get a glimpse of Seattle circa 1914 through the exhibits at Seattle’s first skyscraper. The building today still features stunning 360-degree views from its open-air observation deck and, thanks to a recent renovation, also houses a speakeasy-style bar with Prohibition-themed cocktails. *506 Second Ave; smithtower.com

 

Museum of Flight

Discover how aviation giant Boeing came to be through The Boeing Story at this Georgetown museum. Among the museum’s immense display of eye-popping aircraft are several Boeing planes, including the first 727, 737, and 747 ever built, plus the Red Barn, Boeing’s original factory. *9404 E Marginal Way S; museumofflight.org

 

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