This is a list of National Treasure characters.
- Benjamin Gates - an Englishman who is the father of Samuel and William Gates. Seen in the book, Changing Tides.
- Samuel Thomas Gates - son of Benjamin Gates. He left London in 1612 with his brother, William, in search of treasure. Seen in the book, Changing Tides.
- William Gates - son of Benjamin Gates. He left London in 1612 with his brother, Samuel, in search of treasure. Seen in the book, Changing Tides.
- Samuel Gates - descendant of Samuel Gates who lived in the late 1700s. He is the father of John Raleigh and Alice Gates. Seen in the book, Midnight Ride.
- John Raleigh Gates - son of Samuel Gates, lived during the American Revolution. Seen in the book, Midnight Ride.
- Alice Gates - daughter of Samuel Gates, lived during the American Revolution. Seen in the book, Midnight Ride.
- Adam Benjamin Gates - son of John Raleigh Gates, twin of Eleanor. In the book Uncharted, Adam and his sister Eleanor journey west into uncharted territory in search of treasure.
- Eleanor Gates - daughter of John Raleigh Gates, twin of Adam.
- Thomas Gates (c1810-1865) - son of Adam Benjamin Gates. In 1832, he was visited by Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was given a clue to the whereabouts of the Templar Treasure. The treasure would not be found until 170 years later by his descendant. He was known for figuring out puzzles, and on the night of April 14, 1865, he was approached by John Wilkes Booth and another man, with a clue to a treasure. When he realized that these men were traitors, and were still fighting for the confederate cause, he tore pages out of Booth's diary and threw them into the fire. The man shot him and as he lay there dying, he gave his son Charles the keycode to the clue that Ben Gates would use 140 years later.
- Charles Carroll Gates (c. 1855-?) - son of Thomas Gates. He was mentioned in the first film briefly, but is the main character in the book, Forever Free where in 1872 he meets a freed slave.
- John Adams Gates (c. 1895 - aft. 1974) - son of Charles Carroll Gates. In 1974, he told Ben the story of Thomas Gates and Charles Carroll and the Templar Treasure.
- Patrick Henry Gates (b. c1930)
- Emily Appleton
- Benjamin Franklin Gates (b. c1964)
- Riley Poole
- Seamus Poole - ancestor of Riley Poole and friend of James Munroe Gates.
- Franklin Poole - father of Seamus Poole who travelled with Adam and Eleanor Gates in Uncharted.