For more than 30 years, SAF’s architecture walking tours have served to entertain and educate locals and visitors about Seattle’s rich architectural and cultural history.

All of our guided tours are led by talented volunteers who serve as ambassadors for our beautiful metropolis. Our expert guides are excited to share their knowledge with the public to advance a better understanding of architecture, landscapes, and urban design practices that shape our city. All tour ticket purchases directly support our educational programs for youth and families.

Tours are approximately two hours in length and run Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm. See our FAQs page for more information.

Please note: A minimum of three people must be registered for tours to take place. Tours with fewer than three registered attendees on the Thursday before the tour will be cancelled.

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Our Tours

Ballard Branch Seattle Public Library - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Ballard Landmark District

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Columbia City: Expect Random Encounters


Diamonds & Gold: The Art Deco Skyscraper Northwest Style


Federal Avenue: Understated Elegance on the Park

StonetoSteel_Interurban Building, Roger Williams

From Stone to Steel: Seattle Style from Then ‘til Now


Harvard Belmont District: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill


Hidden Spaces/Public Places

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High Ambitions: Concrete, Steel, Glass & Egos

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Madrona Neighborhood: Streetcar Suburb; Model for Neighborhood Involvement

Arbor Blocks West - Lara Swimmer

Modern Beauty and the Pedestrian Experience


Mt. Baker: More Than A View


Purple and Gold: From Gothic to Modern at the UW Core

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Queen Anne: Evolution of an Urban Neighborhood

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Seattle Skyline: History, Context & Culture


South Lake Union: Then & Now

Rainier Square Tower, Jacky Wong

Through The Looking Glass


SAF also offers private tours for up to 10 guests at a starting rate of $200. Larger groups may be accommodated upon request and cost an additional $20 per person. Please schedule 2–4 weeks in advance to ensure availability and note we may not be able to accommodate all requests.