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Historic Ballard audio tour: A slice of Seattle's quirky history

Seattle, United States

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Overview

30 to 45 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Who says history has to be boring? Enjoy this saucy self guided audio tour of the historic Ballard neighborhood from a veteran tour guide who has heard all the great stories.

I fell in love with Ballard the first time I was introduced to it – so much so that I stayed in Seattle, learning about the city. That was over 14 years ago now! Find out for yourself why this charming city of salmon, coffee and music is so magical.
Some of the highlights that I cover on the tour:

• A brief introduction to Seattle's early history
• Bergen Place and its Scandinavian Connection
• How Ballard was annexed by the City of Seattle
• What "Snoose Junction" was

Whether you've lived here all your life, are visiting for the first time – or anything in between – this tour is for you. You’ll find so much of the history of this quirky 19th century boomtown on Ballard Avenue. It’s an authentic slice of Seattle, with some of its most iconic buildings and establishments. Let’s take a stroll down it together.

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink

What To Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809

The tour passes by the Tractor Tavern.

Pass By: Hattie's Hat, 5231 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809

The tour passes by Hattie's Hat.

Pass By: Bastille Cafe & Bar, 5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

The tour passes by Bastille Cafe & Bar.

Pass By: Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet, 5335 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

The tour passes by Little Tin Goods &

The Location

Where To Go

5000 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/10/2020 - 10/26/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Location

Seattle, United States

Return details

Ocho, 2325 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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