Immerse yourself in the landscape, culture and history of Seattle via its historic waterfront neighborhood, Ballard. On this quirky walking tour, you’ll learn all about the past, while taking in the area’s unique and modern urban environment, inviting park spaces and breathtaking views of the bay.
The neighborhood is a microcosm of the long history that unfolded here. Listen as I tell you all about the incredible changes that have taken place, from the early Native Americans and colonization, to how the city became the tech hub it is today. Along the way, I’ll share humorous, saucy and engaging stories in my trademark style. I’ve been a local for 15 years now and have plenty of little tidbits to keep you smiling, laughing and learning!
You won’t want to miss hearing about:
• Ballard’s many different inhabitants
• The Hiram Chittenden Locks system
• Luther Burbank and how he forever changed everyone’s backyard
• Jet City in the 1970s
• How salmon use ladders
Allow an hour for this walk which, if you’re feeling brave and want to be considered an honorary resident, you can enjoy no matter the weather. Don’t forget your camera because rain, shine (or something in between) there’ll be plenty of Kodak moments and Instagram-worthy spots to capture. Let’s time travel without leaving the 21st Century!
Historylink.org and The Seattle Times for providing valuable information
The Frog’s Leg Rag music track by Kevin MacLeod
The Seattle Municipal Archives and Joe Mabel - CC Attribution 4.0 for their photos