Photo: Josh Trujillo / Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle'sCultural Heritage

Global cultures come together in the Emerald City.

Discover the lasting legacies of the region’s first peoples at historic longhouses and Native experiences. Explore the community’s significant Asian influences in the Chinatown–International District. Learn about Seattle’s Scandinavian settlers in the Ballard neighborhood. And glimpse Northwest Latino and African American communities at vibrant area museums and annual festivals.


Want to learn more? Explore our series of cultural heritage guides below to discover the city’s diverse roots.


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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