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Look. Learn. Explore.

Welcome to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's website! On this site you will find information on historic buildings, the archeaology of Washington State, how to navigate our regulatory processes and how to nominate properties to the State and National Register of Historic Places.  Explore Washington State's historic places through our WISAARD Portal. And enjoy our image gallery!

Find a Historic Place

The Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD) is our online GIS map tool for locating designated historical sites which are listed on the state and national register. Information includes images of the property, a short summary description about the significance of each resource and a link to the nomination and/or inventory form.

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Clay Tile Silos, Port of Bellingham
Puyallup Fish Hatchery
Post Office, Lynden
Barn, Roslyn
House, Port Townsend
Hewitt Avenue Historic District, Everett
Downtown Roslyn
Downtown Lynden
Commercial Building, Seattle
Commercial Building, Seattle
Commercial Building, Ritzville
Carnegie Library, Ritzville
Downtown Anacortes
Alphabet House, Richland
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Elks Building Ballroom, Ellensburg
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Elks Building, Ellensburg
Clay Tile Silos, Port of Bellingham
Puyallup Fish Hatchery
Post Office, Lynden
Barn, Roslyn
House, Port Townsend
Hewitt Avenue Historic District, Everett
Downtown Roslyn
Downtown Lynden
Commercial Building, Seattle
Commercial Building, Ritzville
Carnegie Library, Ritzville
Downtown Anacortes
Alphabet House, Richland
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TrinityLutheranChurch_Endicott (4).jpg
TrinityLutheranChurch_Endicott (1).jpg
TrinityLutheranChurch_Endicott (5).jpg
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Elks Building Ballroom, Ellensburg
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Elks Building, Ellensburg

About Us

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation is Washington State's primary agency with knowledge and expertise in historic preservation. We advocate for the preservation of Washington's irreplaceable historic and cultural resources - significant buildings, structures, sites, objects and districts - as assets for the future. Please feel free to call (360) 586-3065 or drop by our office if you need assistance. The office is open Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm. However, staff may be available at different hours than DAHP regular business hours. Please see the Meet the Staff page for each staff member's hours.