King County Historical Society

Find King County Washington historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Ballard Historical Society 3014 Northwest 67th Street Seattle WA 98117 206-782-6844


Black Diamond Historical Society 32627 Railroad Avenue Black Diamond WA 98010 360-886-2142

Bothell Historical Society 9919 Northeast 180th Street Bothell WA 98011 425-486-1889

Des Moines Historical Society 730 South 225th Street Des Moines WA 98198 206-824-5226

Duvall Historical Society 26526 Northeast Cherry Valley Road Duvall WA 98019 425-844-1976

Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society 1837 Marion Street Enumclaw WA 98022 360-825-3356

Fall City Historical Society 4326 337th Place Southeast Fall City WA 98024 206-999-2022

Federal Way Historical Society 2645 South 312th Street Federal Way WA 98003 253-945-7842

Filipino American National Historical Society 810 18th Avenue Seattle WA 98122 206-322-0203

Greater Kent Historical Society 855 East Smith Street Kent WA 98030 253-854-4330

Issaquah Historical Society 165 Southeast Andrews Street Issaquah WA 98027 425-392-3500

Issaquah Washington Historical Society 50 Rainier Boulevard North Issaquah WA 98027 425-392-2322

Maple Valley Historical Society 22024 Southeast 248th Street Maple Valley WA 98038 425-413-9072

Maple Valley Washington Historical Society 23015 Southeast 216th Way Maple Valley WA 98038 425-432-3470

Mercer Island Historical Society 9611 Southeast 36th Street Mercer Island WA 98040 206-236-3274

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society 901 Fairview Avenue North Seattle WA 98109 206-624-3028

Queen Anne Historical Society 2100 Queen Anne Avenue North Seattle WA 98109 206-284-2266

Rainier Valley Historical Society 3710 South Ferdinand Street Seattle WA 98118 206-723-1663

Redmond Historical Society 16600 Northeast 80th Street Redmond WA 98052 425-885-2919

Seattle Washington State Jewish Historical Society 4000 15th Avenue Northeast Seattle WA 98195 206-543-1895

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society 320 Bendigo Boulevard North North Bend WA 98045 425-888-3200

Southwest Seattle Historical Society 3003 61st Avenue Southwest Seattle WA 98116 206-938-5293

The Swedish Finn Historical Society 5410 17th Avenue Northwest Seattle WA 98107 206-706-0738

Tukwila Historical Society 14475 59th Avenue South Tukwila WA 98168 206-244-4478

Washington State Jewish Historical Society 2031 3rd Avenue Seattle WA 98121 206-774-2277

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.