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Seattle History Tours &
Civil War Seattle Tours




SEATTLE HISTORY TOURS by Civil War Seattle offer a variety of tours that explore various themes and locations related to Seattle and Civil War history. There is a tour for everyone, whether a family with an interest in area history or a hardcore student of military history. Our tours are offered on a rotating schedule for groups or for individually scheduled private tours. 

Current Tour Programs:

Private tours scheduling is currently available.

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** NEW** SEATTLE PIONEER HISTORY TOUR - This walking tour will introduce you to Seattle's early pioneer era history.  Beginning near historic Pike Place market and ending in Pioneer Square, this tour will give you an essential look at the origins of the modern city of Seattle. Get to know the famous names of early Seattle such as the Dennys, Yeslers and many others. Walk along the path of the Great Fire of 1889, the 1856 Battle of Seattle, Seattle's first school and so much more...experience history where it happened! 

The tour begins at 1st and Pike Street adjacent the Pike Place Market and travels south along 1st Avenue ending in Pioneer Square. Approximate time of the tour is 90 minutes. 

TRUE CRIME AND TRAGEDY IN VICTORIAN SEATTLE TOUR - Our most popular tour! Tour historic Lake View cemetery and take a journey through an array of stories of true crime and tragedy in early Seattle. Life was tough in Seattle's early days. Learn how the city's pioneer generations survived...or didn't...under the constant cloud of unexpected death and tragedy. Real stories of real people. Approximate time of the tour is 90 minutes. 

SEATTLE'S CIVIL WAR LEGACY TOUR - Thousands of veterans of the Civil War made Seattle their home. This historic cemetery tour tells the collective and individual stories of fascinating and underappreciated aspect of Seattle's history. Approximate time of the tour is 90 minutes. 

* FREE TOUR JUNE 30TH * SEATTLE AT GETTYSBURG TOUR - The story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of dozens of Seattle's veterans of the historic battle.


CIVIL WAR SEATTLE PRIVATE TOUR - Our premier Civil War history private group tour for up to 6 people, this 2-hour private walking tour is a more thorough and comprehensive tour than our Seattle's Civil War Legacy tour. Exploring both the Grand Army of the Republic cemetery and adjacent Lake View cemetery, this longer tour is designed for a deeper exploration into Seattle's Civil War connected history, Union and Confederate. 

SEATTLE HISTORY PRIVATE TOURS - Our premier Seattle history tour customized for your schedule and interests! For private groups of up to 6. 

See a tour you like, but need prefer a different day or time?

Private tours always available. Email with questions.


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