5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)
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.


  • 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

Historic Walking Tour of Pike Place Market

Historic Pike Place Market

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

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

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