Tour like a local with WildTangent Studios!
Will you be in the Seattle area? Or, would you just like to take an online armchair journey to some of our favorite places?
Today, I’ll be sharing some of what we locals consider the best historic buildings and museums in Seattle. These are the places we go for that local flavor.
Our Favorite Historical Buildings & Museums
- Smith Tower celebrates its 100th anniversary next year! It’s a true piece of Seattle history and an iconic landmark. The old office buildings in downtown Seattle (like this one) are exquisite inside. Many of them look the way they did when they were built in the early 1900s.
- Maybe it seems weird to make the library a destination, but this library not only looks amazing (click that link and check out that architecture!), but it also hosts tons of really cool events. Author readings, chamber music, art displays… are just a sampling of what you’ll find.
- This cool museum has FREE admission and lets you experience the epic gold rush of Canada’s Yukon gold fields! See just how important Seattle was at this pivotal point in history.
- Not only are there a ton of galleries, gardens and museums, but they have the most beautiful cherry blossoms in The Quad in the early spring. Many of the buildings are stunning – check out Suzzallo library, in particular. Also, go Huskies!
Thanks to the crew at WildTangent Studios for the suggestions!