Historic Ballard: A Self-Guided Audio Tour Exploring Seattle's Quirky History

Seattle, United States
Historic Ballard audio tour A slice of Seattles quirky history

From US$5.20

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a saucy audio tour of Ballard, Seattle's quirky neighborhood of salmon, coffee, and music. Fourteen years ago I fell in love with the area, so much so that I stayed. I'm a veteran tour guide and know all the great stories. As we walk past favorites like Hattie's Hat and Tractor Tavern, I will explain how this 19th century boomtown became the fun, eccentric, and historic neighborhood it is today.
  • Enjoy a fun audio tour of Ballard
  • Created by a veteran local tour guide
  • Learn how and why Seattle annexed Ballard
  • Hear about how Ballard got its Scandinavian roots

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 5000 20th Ave NW
    5000 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

    Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/10/2020 - 10/11/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End point

  • Ocho
    2325 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

    The tour ends on Northwest Market Street.

What To Expect

Tractor Tavern (Pass By)

Hattie's Hat (Pass By)

Bastille Cafe & Bar (Pass By)

Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet (Pass By)

Ballard Farmer's Market (Pass By)

Bergen Place Park (Pass By)

Vera's Pizza and Bar (Pass By)

Marvin's Garden (Pass By)

La Carta De Oaxaca (Pass By)

The Ballard Smoke Shop (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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