Explore the Pike Place Market on this 75 minute exterior walking tour through the district. In the Market stands the city's first mortuary, part of an old graveyard, and a former brothel that still has a red glow cast on its side. The skeptic & believer can enjoy this exterior tour rooted in history. Seattle went through major topographical change spanning 30 years after the Great fire in 1889. More earth was moved in the Seattle regrade than in the digging of the Panama Canal. Some believe that it is the movement of earth, roads, structures, and graves that create Seattle's many ghost stories. This tour provides an alternate look at Seattle's unique history.
The Pike Place Market has been voted the most haunted location in the northwest. Learn why by joining us on this night time tour. The skeptic and the believer can enjoy this historical tour. While we have been involved in paranormal research in the area, this tour is not a ghost hunt. We root our stories in history and the tradition of storytelling. The northwest's true history can be more frightening than any ghost story.
The Pike Place Market Parking Garage on Western Avenue (between Union and Virginia) has a great rate: $5.00/all night starting at 5 P.M. After 8:00 P.M. street parking is free.
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Check in at 1499 Post Alley before your tour. We travel from Pike Street to Virginia and take advantage of Post Alley as a way to navigate through. This tour is our opportunity to show you the Market the way few people get to experience it, at night when the Arcades are empty. Your guide does not follow a script, so each tour can be different. While we all have core stories the guide is free to change the route and some content to suit the group attending.
Things To Bring
Bring cameras, umbrellas when it's raining & wear comfortable shoes. Although mostly covered, please come prepared for northwest weather. There are some stairs and one hill. The Pike Place Market is a nine acre district filled with cobblestones: high heels, strollers, and walkers are problematic. We do have white small umbrellas for use on the tours if you do not have your own.
* Tickets are non-refundable but can be used by a third party or at a different date and time with a change of reservation 24 hours in advance of your scheduled tour. Our staffing and planning is dependent on ticket sales. If you call the day of your tour we will not be able to move you to another date. All changes must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
From our espresso shop at 1499 Post Alley, seasonal schedule
We are closed for all major holidays. The espresso shop is open everyday of the week. Winter: Ghost Tours Thursday-Sunday
Please check in our espresso bar & shop at 1499 Post Alley which is visible from First and Pike and before the Gum Wall. At First and Pike you will find Rachel the Pig, the Pike Place Fish Market (where they throw the fish) and the iconic Public Market Center sign. Lower Post Alley is below. The restaurant, IL Bistro, is on the Alley. We are just past IL Bistro and visible from the top of the Alley. If you go past our shop you will find the Gum Wall.
Because most of the tours are exterior tours, please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. If you are intoxicated you will be asked to leave the tour and will not receive a refund. There are plenty of haunted bars to go in after the tour.
The tour is not scripted and each tour can be different. Each route is decided as the tour progresses. Your tour will end close to where it started. You can always return with the tour guide to the espresso bar after the tour to pick up books or get more information and maps.
Booking for [5:00 PM] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 75 min
Availability: Sorry, there is no availability left for this option