Attractions

Museum in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Seattle Asian Art Museum

In stately Volunteer Park, this outpost of the Seattle Art Museum houses the extensive art collection of Dr Richard Fuller, who donated this late art-deco gallery (a fine example of Streamline Moderne architecture) …
Park in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Volunteer Park

Seattle's most manicured park sits atop Capitol Hill and is named for US volunteers in the 1898 Spanish-American War. While wandering among its leafy glades, check out the glass-sided Victorian conservatory, filled …
Museum in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Frye Art Museum

This small museum on First Hill preserves the collection of Charles and Emma Frye. The Fryes collected more than 1000 paintings, mostly 19th- and early 20th-century European and American pieces, and a few Alaskan an…
Monument in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Jimi Hendrix Statue

Psychedelic guitar genius of the late 1960s and Seattle’s favorite son, Jimi Hendrix is captured sunk to his knees in eternal rock-star pose in this bronze sculpture by local artist Daryl Smith, created in 1997 and …
Landmark in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Water Tower Observation Deck

It's practically obligatory to climb the 107 steep steps to the top of the 75ft water tower in Volunteer Park. Built in 1907, it provides wonderful vistas of the Space Needle, Elliott Bay and – should it be in the m…
Gardens in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Volunteer Park Conservatory

The conservatory is a classic Victorian greenhouse built in 1912. Filled with palms, cacti and tropical plants, it features five galleries representing different world environments. Check out the creepy corpse flowe…
Library in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Gay City Library

This library was set up in 2009 by Gay City, a community organization, and has already collected 6000 volumes on LGBTIQ topics. There are regular readings, meditation classes, a lesbian book club and free HIV testin…
Church in Capitol Hill & First Hill

St James Cathedral

Seattle's beautiful Italian Renaissance–style Catholic cathedral was built in 1907. The original dome collapsed in 1916, the victim of a rare Seattle snowstorm, but the two impressive towers remain. Inside, the alta…
Park in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Cal Anderson Park

Cal Anderson Park is the active heart of Capitol Hill, where you’re sure to bump into locals playing ultimate frisbee, bike polo or soccer as you stroll the paved paths that crisscross the grounds. Pack a picnic and…
Church in Capitol Hill & First Hill

St Mark’s Cathedral

Go north on Broadway (as the dandyish boutiques turn to well-maintained houses with manicured lawns) until it turns into 10th Ave E and you’re within a block of Volunteer Park. At the neo-Byzantine St Mark’s Cathedr…