|General Information on Seattle History, Tourism and Preservation
An extensive web site offering information for both visitors and residents,
including a virtual tour of the city.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical
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.
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
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.
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
A nonprofit membership organization devoted to the preservation of Seattle's
historic and architectural legacy.
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit
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.
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historical documents.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
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
Pike Place Public Market Historic District
Pergola and Totem Pole
Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
Triangle Hotel and Bar
Chinatown International District
Seattle Electric Company Georgetown Steam Plant
Airplane Company Building No. 105
City Historic District