Picture it: Washington state, circa 1882. There were less than 1,200 people living in the big city when the oldest mansion in Seattle was built. It was designed in the Victorian style of the heyday and owned by a wealthy contractor, real estate agent, insurance guy, and local pastor. His name was George Ward.


Finding the ancient mansions located across Seattle is like following a treasure map. What secrets and history they must behold! If you want to make a trip of it, you could visit each one of these old Seattle mansions in a weekend. You could take selfies in front of them and in some cases, you could actually peek inside.

The oldest mansions in Seattle are representatives of magnificent architectural feats. From colonial to Victorian, and panoramic Seattle city views to spooky Tudor-style castles and other “ancient” landmarks, these mansions are silent historians of the Emerald City’s past.

10 of the Oldest Mansions in Seattle, Washington

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