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.
Historic Seattle members can purchase an annual Preservation Pass which includes admission to all local Historic Seattle sponsored events, with the exception of our Art Deco Concert and Reception, Progressive Dinner on First Hill, and our Annual Preservation Awards Benefit. The 2017 Preservation Pass is available for purchase at a special early bird price of $230 through January 31. Beginning February 1, the cost is $250, a 35% discount over individual event ticket prices.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Films and Lectures
Historic Seattle hosts film screenings and 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.
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.
Current Program Brochure
Download a copy of our 2017 Program Brochure below. You may also request a hard copy by calling us at 206-622-6952.
Past Program Guides
To view a sampling of our past program offerings, download one of our guides from recent years below.