Historic Walking Tour of Pike Place Market
This is a guided one-hour walking tour, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The guide will share some interesting history and tell some fun stories about the growth of the market while leading the group through the market and to the lower level were treasures await. While walking, take in the smells and the sounds of this oldest operating market in the United States. Stop by the original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores. Look out for flying fish and get a glimpse of the fish market boys. The market is home to over 200 commercial businesses that operate year around. Over 100 farmers sell their goods, there are over 190 craftspersons, and 240 performers and entertainers that can be found throughout the market. Low-income elderly people live in the 300 apartments within the marketplace. Find out some interesting facts as to why the craftspeople change locations daily and how an onion is credited with starting the market.
Pike Place Market is filled with history, famous landmarks, food, and so much more. After the guide is finished giving the highlights of the market, go back and try some of the fabulous food or find something to take home. There is so much to see and experience while walking through the Pike Place Market.
Iconic Pike Place Market is a must-visit while in Seattle, and this 1-hour historic walking tour of the market is a great introduction! Hear about this century-old market's rich history and learn the ins-and-outs of the diverse year-round vendors as you tour this cultural hub with your professional local guide.
Learn about the rich history of Seattle's famous Pike Place Market on
this 1-hour walking tour. Your professional local guide will tell you
intriguing tales and interesting facts as you're led through the many
sections and rows of this bustling market, as well as the lower levels
where hidden treasures await.
Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds that make up this iconic landmark and learn about its fascinating history. Open since 1907, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. The original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores can be found here, as well as the world-famous fish- throwing Pike Place Fish Market boys. It is also home to more than 200 year-round commercial businesses, 190 craftspeople, approximately 100 farmers, 240 street performers and musicians and more than 300 apartment units, most of which provide housing for low-income elderly people.
Learn fun facts such as why craftspeople set up in different locations every day, what stinky onions had to do with the start of the market, and why Seattle loves pigs. At the end of the tour, feel free to explore more of the market on your own and pick out goods to take home - or enjoy on the spot!
10% of all ticket sales go to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation. They support four social service agencies for low-income and elderly residents of downtown Seattle, including a medical center, food bank, senior center and childcare center.