- 1-hour historical walking tour of Seattle's Pike Place Market
- Learn about this iconic market's rich history
- Enjoy exploring the many vendors and areas of the market with your local guide
- Visit the original Starbucks and watch the world-famous fish throwers!
What You Can Expect
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.
This trip was wonderful! Rich was our guide and he was great - gave us a good sense of the history of the Market as well as good food recommendations. What I was most surprised about was that he gave us an earpiece so we could hear him better - this was great considering the market was so loud! It also gave us the ability to walk around and get a better look without missing a word of the tour. Both my husband and I would recommend it!
Man. I am just gonna start by saying that I WISH I knew the dude's name that gave the tour (I know, I should have done this sooner and I slacked it) because man he was amazing. I took the morning tour, so if he gives the morning tour on a regular basis you might get him. Aside from being INCREDIBLY informative, with tons of history about the market, this dude was so AMAZINGLY HILARIOUS! I wish I could tell you how great this dude was. He always had a quick, sharp, witty response or a great story wherever we were on the tour. He provided historical facts and hysterical laughs all in the same tour and I cannot tell you enough times how bad you need to take this tour. If I am ever back in Seattle I will take the tour again just because this dude's sense of humor is worth it.