Mount Rainier History
Discover the storied human history of the mountain!
Archaeologists at Mount Rainier study human use on the mountain spanning at least 9,000 years!
History Resources and Publications
Articles and publications about Mount Rainier history.
Mount Rainier Historic Landmark District
The National Historic Landmark District encompasses all of the park roads, historic developed areas, and historic backcountry structures.
Archives and Collections
Museum collections, artifacts, archives, and other history resources.
Associated Tribes of Mount Rainier
The land within Mount Rainier National Park has historical, cultural, and spiritual meanings to many Native Americans.
Dear Aunt Mamie
Jessie May Carson's personal letter of her 1908 adventures and summit climb by one of the first women to climb Mount Rainier in a day.
Last updated: December 18, 2023