Find a Historic Place

Welcome to Washington’s award winning on-line searchable database for all cultural resources in the State, WISAARD. The Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD), allows users to search for listed properties via a map or a text query. 

A variety of information available for over 1800 registered historical sites, and over 300,000 inventoried sites.  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. Specific components of the records (such as Archeological sites) are exempt from disclosure (RCW 42.56.300) to prevent looting and vandalism.

Two text queries are available, a simple and advanced, which allows a user to search for properties by historic name, address, city, county, architectural style, built date, historical use, architect and listing status.

The database was funded by a generous grant from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. 


"How to Use WISAARD" Tutorial 



This digital data, (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "information"), are provided on an "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" basis. Neither the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) nor any of its officials and employees makes any warranty of any kind for this information, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor shall the distribution of this information constitute any warranty.

The information is collected from various sources and will change over time without notice. DAHP and its officials and employees assume no responsibility or legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of any of the information provided nor do they represent that the use of any of the information will not infringe privately owned rights.

The information is not intended to constitute advice nor is it to be used as a substitute for specific advice from a licensed professional. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon the information without independently verifying the information and, as necessary, obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.
Note the WISAARD application contains PDF documents that require the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader version.