Walking History Tours

Downtown Tacoma Tour

This interesting walking tour includes the history of Pacific 1st Federal Savings, the Rust Building, the variety of music teachers who lived at the Bernice Building, where Woolworth’s Store first opened and the why the notorious Broadway Hotel was padlocked in 1929.

Rain or shine. This is a 1-hour walking tour, which includes uneven sidewalks and walking up two hills. This tour might not be adapted to those with disabilities.

Ruston Way Tour

A beautiful stretch of Commencement Bay has been home to the well-loved Top of The Ocean restaurant, Fourth of July celebrations, Cumming Boat Company, Water Carnivals and over 30 wood mills on Tacoma’s bustling waterfront. Once named Front Street before the name was changed to Ruston Way, experience the notorious history of racketeering, burning buildings, tragic car accidents and a home which once fell into Commencement Bay

Rain or shine. This is a 1-hour walking tour, which includes uneven sidewalks and walking on flat surface. This tour is adapted to those with disabilities.

Westmoreland Neighborhood Tour

Did you know Mr. Hosea A. Briggs came to Tacoma seeking a sister he never met? Did you know there once was a horse pasture on North Orchard Street where two horses named Thunder & Lightening lived? When Mr. Briggs came to Tacoma, he immediately liked Tacoma, called his wife stating to gather their children and belongings as they were all moving to Tacoma. Before North 30th Street was paved, before Westgate Shopping Center, before Tupperware parties, Briggs Construction Company built 90 homes in the Westmoreland neighborhood of Tacoma’s North End. See where the sales office is still standing and learn about the mind boggling 5000 people that attended the open house in August 1951.

Call 253-208-0135 or Email Me with any questions you may have about our walking tours.

History is more than a lesson in a book or an internet search. History is a passion for sharing stories and carrying on meaningful traditions.

~ Anonymous