Join Historic Seattle for a variety of tours, lectures, and special events that expand your view of Seattle and give insight into its architectural delights.

Historic Seattle offers an outstanding program of tours, workshops, lectures, and more for lovers of buildings and heritage. Enjoy events that bring you closer to understanding and appreciating the rich and varied built environment that we seek to preserve and protect with your help. Learn how to register, explore the various types of events we produce, and view past years’ programs below.


Our current Programs are scheduled from February 1 through July 31, 2018. In early summer 2018 we will publish additional program information about late summer and fall events. Historic Seattle has discontinued its Preservation Pass this year.

Individual Event Registration

You can buy tickets for a single Historic Seattle event by following the registration link on an event detail page. Find a list of all upcoming events here, select the event of interest, and follow the “Register for this event” link to take you to that event in our online ordering system. Or, if you would like to register for multiple events, join as a member, and/or make a donation at the same time, you may go directly to our online shopping cart.

If you are a member of Historic Seattle or a member of one of our co-sponsoring organizations, you’re eligible for discounts on our events and tours. Just enter the promotion code word “member” when you check out of the shopping cart.

You may also register over the phone with a credit card by calling our offices at 206-622-6952 or emailing us at

Event Categories

Members Meetings / Learning from Historic Sites

Historic Seattle quarterly meetings are planned specifically to reach out to the geographic boundaries of Seattle and King County to broaden attendees’ understanding of historic places which they may not know well and the challenges and successes of restoration, seismic repairs, adaptive reuse, and grassroots preservation efforts.

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Each year, Historic Seattle creates rare opportunities to explore architecture, design, and historic preservation in Seattle and in other cities with experts in the field. Locally, we offer tours of historic residences and gardens, neighborhood walking tours, and specially arranged visits to utilitarian industrial, institutional, and civic sites.

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Workshops and Training

We offer hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and on-site visits with professionals in the field. We also provide an introduction to local archives and research methods through our Digging Deeper workshops, and give citizens the tools to save places that matter to them through preservation advocacy training.

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Historic Seattle lectures by respected scholars and authors, delving into every aspect of architectural form and styles, design and decorative arts, building materials, repair, and stewardship. Since 1997, we have sponsored over 100 important lectures alone and in partnership with other organizations.

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Special Events

Along with our regular offerings, Historic Seattle hosts an Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony to acknowledge recent successes in the field locally. We welcome businesses and community members to join us for a celebratory evening of good food, drink, conversation, presentations, and award-winning projects. Occasionally, we have opportunities for exclusive openings and site visits for our members only.

Our InterUrban series seeks to engage broad audiences and inspire conversations about achieving more livable communities through preservation. One outcome is to create a broader awareness about the opportunities and challenges that Seattle faces as it looks to the future.

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Current Program Guide

This Program Guide consists of events scheduled from February 1 through July 31, 2018. In early summer 2018 we will publish additional program information about late summer and fall events.

Download a copy of our 2018 Program Guide below. You may also request a hard copy by calling us at 206-622-6952.

Click here to download or browse our current 2018 Program Guide.

Past Program Guides

To view a sampling of our past program offerings, download one of our guides from recent years below.

2017 Program Guide (PDF)

2017 Program Guide (PDF)

2016 Program Brochure (PDF)

2016 Program Guide (PDF)

2015 Program Guide (PDF)

2015 Program Guide (PDF)

2014 Program Brochure (PDF)

2014 Program Guide (PDF)

2013 Programs (PDF)

2013 Program Guide (PDF)


2012 Program Guide (PDF)