[graphic heading] Seattle: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, National Park Servicer

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General Information on Seattle History, Tourism and Preservation

City of Seattle
An extensive web site offering information for both visitors and residents, including a virtual tour of the city.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
This unit of the National Park Service features two components: one in Seattle that documents how the stampeders prepared for their trip; another in Skagway, Alaska, where most arrived to begin the difficult trip to the gold fields.

Washington Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
The state's primary agency with knowledge and expertise in historic preservation provides contacts for answers to questions about protecting Washington's heritage.

Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sattle's Bureau website contains all the information you need to plan your trip: sightseeing, neighborhood descriptions, visitor's guides, suggested itineraries, lodging, and event listing.

Seattle Historic Preservation Home Page
Since 1970 Seattle has designated seven districts and more than 200 individual properties as landmarks important to the city's heritage; this site describes those places and answers general questions about preservation.

Historic Seattle
A nonprofit membership organization devoted to the preservation of Seattle's historic and architectural legacy.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

HistoryLink
This site has weekly updates about the status of preservation in Seattle, in addition to providing an excellent search engine for thousands of historical documents. They include interesting features on topics ranging from historic Seattle neighborhoods to the recent WTO protests in Seattle.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Mountain to Sound Greenway - I-90 website for more ideas

Teaching with Historic Places: Lesson Plan
The City of Seattle is the subject of the online lesson plan Gold Fever! Seattle outfits the Klondike Gold Rush, produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Park Service program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed in the National Register.

Links to Historic Places Featured in This Travel Itinerary

  • Ballard Avenue Historic District
  • Virginia V
  • Wawona
  • Volunteer Park
  • Pike Place Public Market Historic District
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Stimson-Green House
  • Eagles Auditorium
  • Trinity Parish Church
  • Iron Pergola and Totem Pole
  • Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
  • Triangle Hotel and Bar
  • King Street Station
  • International District
  • Seattle Electric Company Georgetown Steam Plant
  • Boeing Airplane Company Building No. 105
  • Columbia City Historic District
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