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 - 8am to 5:00pm.
The Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD) is our award winning 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.