We will walk, take photos, and take in the beauty of the Pioneer Square neighborhood, while guests will hear fascinating stories of the rough, early days of Seattle: murder, mayhem, betrayal, corruption, administrative incompetence, prostitution, gambling and suicide, at each location. I'll also talk about the beautiful architecture left behind. I will teach guests the about rich history of the beautiful Pioneer Square, but I also want to show guests off-the-beaten-path places in the neighborhood. It will be a leisurely walk through the streets of the neighborhood for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, with about 15 stops (one to two blocks apart, between the stops), and we’ll have short (approximately 5-minute long), interactive and fascinating stories at each stop. I will encourage questions and comments from my participants, to make the tour interactive. My tour will be approximately two thirds of a mile walk.
I've been a tour guide for four years, doing both formal and informal tours. I would like to share the wealth of knowledge and be an ambassador of my beautiful city through Airbnb. I am very passionate about the rich but tumultuous history of Seattle, and especially of the Pioneer Square neighborhood. I am a 37-year old man, enthusiastic about history and travel, and I have worked on three continents (North America, Europe, and Africa), mostly in tourism capacities.
We'll start in Pioneer Square Park, where I’ll talk about the white founders of the city, but also about the Salish tribes and Chief Si’ahl. By Puget Sound, I will talk about Yesler’s Mill and Skid Road, and a block inland, I will talk about the first brothels in Seattle. In Occidental Square, I'll talk about the poor sewerage system in the 1880s, the 1889 fire, and a block away, the 1897 Gold Rush. After, Prohibition, Depression, and much more!
18歳以上の方14名まで参加できます。保護者同伴の2歳未満のお子様も参加可能です。 Besides the glory and the beautiful architecture, I'll also talk about Seattle's rough days: corruption, murder, gambling, drinking and prostitution. It is up to parents discretion whether to bring underage…
Please try to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. We'll leave promptly on the dot. If you missed the start time, text me at 504-326-5611, and I'll text you back with our current location. Seattle tends to get rainy. Bring an umbrella if overcast. We do the tour, rain or shine