Photo: Josh Trujillo / Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle'sCultural Heritage

Explore Seattle’s cultural heritage with a whirlwind tour of our city’s diverse roots.

Explore Native American art and culture at Seattle Art Museum, the Burke Museum and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.  Learn about the significant Asian and Scandinavian contributions to this region by visiting the Wing Luke Asian Museum and the Nordic Heritage Museum. Discover Northwest African American culture at the Northwest African American Museum.

Don’t forget Seattle’s cultural heart in the historic Pioneer Square district. The Underground Tour offers a glimpse of Seattle as it was before the Great Fire in 1889.

And no tour of Seattle is complete without visiting Pike Place Market, a nine-acre historic district that is one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the country, and one of the city’s most popular attractions.

Download our series of heritage guides below to help you discover Seattle’s rich diversity.



Explore Seattle's Vibrant Cultural Heritage

Peter Boome's Chasing Shadows Photo: Jack Storms

Native American Cultural Heritage

Seattle Chinatown Lunar New Year Photo: Josh Trujillo / Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Asian American Cultural Heritage

Jimi Hendrix Memorial Jimi Hendrix Memorial. Photo: David Newman

African American Cultural Heritage

South Park Bridge Mural Photo: South Park Neighborhood Association

Latino Cultural Heritage

Rosemaling Rosemaling by Betty Edwards.

Nordic Cultural Heritage





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