From dark shanghai tunnels to swarthy sailors, Port Townsend at the turn-of-the-century looked very different than it does today. The many unexplained disappearances, murders, suicides and strange tales surrounding our seaport lend to the mysterious sightings and other-worldly events that take place ... More info ›
From dark shanghai tunnels to swarthy sailors, Port Townsend at the turn-of-the-century looked very different than it does today. The many unexplained disappearances, murders, suicides and strange tales surrounding our seaport lend to the mysterious sightings and other-worldly events that take place. Come on…we dare you!
Most Popular Ghost Tour is Perfect for Date Night, Family Reunions and More!
What is it that makes Port Townsend one of the most haunted cities in Washington State? Perhaps it is because hundreds of deaths caused by negligence, violence and disease were the hallmarks of a life in Port Townsend. Join our tour guides on the ‘Downtown Dare’ tour any night of the week, to formulate your own opinions
Some of the stops will include the Haller Fountain, a peek into the mysterious underground, and the Palace Hotel. Your tour guide will lead you through the sinister streets of Port Townsend’s not-so-forgotten past
Our most popular tour starts at the corner of Washington Street and Taylor Street at the iconic Haller Fountain. After a brief introduction by the guide and a talk about the basics of Port Townsend's twisted past, the walking tour will start. Approximately 8 blocks with 15 stops including the most famous Port Townsend downtown hotel, The Palace Hotel, a former brothel that seems to not care that time has gone on without it.
You will not just hear the crazy stories of days gone by, but you will get our take on the city, the restaurants, galleries and shops. This tour is a "PG-13" tour as we will cover stories of death, debauchery, mayhem, murder, prostitution and ghosts so be prepared for some salty sailor terms and tales of the "soiled doves" who helped put Port Townsend on the map in 1889!
Each story teller / guide is fully versed on the history, folklore and paranormal activity in town and take great joy in retelling the tales in a way that will transport you to the time of the story. When we complete the tour we hope that you will see, that in Port Townsend, the past truly does have a presence.