- 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.
The best experience was the tour guide Emily! She was so professional, pleasant, entertaining and nice. Even on a rainy day she made the tour memorable and enjoyable.
Hearing devices were EXCEPTIONAL AND the tour leader was GREAT! Wonderful. Believe early morning tours would be better just because of the busyness of the market - thought the Tour Leader did such a good job just getting our group around. Think this is the best kept secret in tours. Victoria