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About the Heritage Guides

About the Heritage Guides

Seattle Cultural Guides are a resource for visitors who want to explore the city's rich cultural heritage. The guides feature museums, historic sites, neighborhoods, public art works, events and attractions that offer an insider's view of Seattle's ethnic communities and unique history.

Seattle is proud of its diverse ethnic and cultural heritage, and its communities continue to value traditions of language, music and dance, food, arts and crafts, and celebrations that mark seasonal cycles and commemorate special events. You, our visitors, are invited to experience these traditions and participate in these events, and in doing so, to see more of Seattle's rich cultural dimensions.

The Cultural Guides are created by the Cultural Tourism Program of Visit Seattle, with funding from 4Culture (King County Lodging Tax). The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation provided initial project support.  Content is developed by Past Forward Northwest Cultural Services. The places, events and stories featured in the Cultural Guides are preserved and shared by dozens of community organizations and small businesses. Visit Seattle thanks them for their work, and extends a special thanks to the many community volunteers who have contributed to this project.

Find all the Seattle Cultural Guides, updates, additional resources and printable versions online at Our web site also offers a comprehensive searchable calendar of cultural events including museums, performances and festivals.

In Seattle, stop by the Seattle Visitor Information and Concierge Services desk at the Washington State Convention Center, on Pike Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, for a full range of information to enhance your visit.

For information about public transit serving sites in the guides, please call 206.553.3000 or visit

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