The shoreline along Elliott Bay provided bountiful hunting and fishing grounds for native residents for thousands of years before European settlers took note of its richness. Henry Yesler sited his lumber mill here in 1852 and by the early 20th Century Seattle would become an important seaport, supplying the Alaskan gold fields and trading with cities along the west coast and in Asia.
Discover the history of Seattle’s historic and highly engineered shoreline with David Williams, author of Seattle Walks. The walking tour begins north of Pike Place Market and meanders through several historic and rapidly changing neighborhoods, ending in Occidental Park.
Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and note that this tour includes one flight of stairs ascending twenty feet.
Cost: $25 Members / $35 General Public
SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist for this event, please email email@example.com with your name, phone number, and requested number of tickets.
Photo: Seattle’s historic waterfront, courtesy of MOHAI.