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Market Ghost Tours

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Address: 1499 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Just before Gum Wall, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: +1 206-805-0195
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Located in the Pike Place Market, Market Ghost Tours offers different...
Located in the Pike Place Market, Market Ghost Tours offers different walking tours year round. Named one of the Top Ten US Ghost Tours by tripavisor 2009 & 2010, the skeptic and believer can enjoy this exterior walking tour of Pike Place Market because it is rooted in history. Our emphasis is on storytelling. We also offer the Mortuary Investigation, which goes inside the Butterworth Mortuary during the summer and fall. During the day we have a 60 minute history tour focused on the merchants in the Market. The Pike Place Market is a nine acre district with over 400 residents as well as businesses. It also includes the city's first mortuary, part of an old graveyard, and a brothel that still has a red glow cast on its side. Leave the high heels at home because some of the streets are cobblestones. We encourage you to bring your cameras to try and capture phenomena and also to take some beautiful pictures of the neon and theatrical architecture in the Market. Find us, tickets and tours start at Ghost Alley Espresso at 1499 Post Alley, just before the Gum Wall!
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What a fun evening!!!

This is a must see for believers and Skeptics alike! The history is amazing, fun and at times a bit creepy!! Wonderful Fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Tiffiny S
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for believers and Skeptics alike! The history is amazing, fun and at times a bit creepy!! Wonderful Fun!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

When we travel to new places we like to take the ghost tours because it's a fun, and sometimes spooky, way to learn the history of a place you might not normally hear about. This was one of our favorite tours that we have done. The guide was great and knew lots about the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my 16 year old daughter on this tour with a couple of friends to celebrate her birthday. We had a lot of fun and Chuck was a great story teller, and although the group was big he tried to make a connection with everyone. I really love the historical facts that went with this tour. I learned a... More 

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Kent, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I have done this several times and enjoyed it every time. The tour guides tell great stories as they guide you around Pike Place and Post Alley at night.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I really was looking forward to this tour and when it started out it felt like it was going to be a great experience. Penny was our guide and she was great, personable and friendly. Unfortunately, her script was weak on content. This is a great opportunity and a potential hit for the company that gives the tour, but they... More 

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Mercedes C, Owner at Market Ghost Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and honest criticism of Penny's tour. I'm sorry that it didn't meet your expectations. We have several tour guides and tours throughout the year. More 

bay area, california
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were cruising around Pike Place Market and had just finished looking at the lovely gum wall. Afterwards we stopped at Market Ghost Espresso. It's a cute little place right there in the corner. The coffee was deeelish & Fairy, our barista, was wonderful, warm & charming! It was just what was needed. We didn't do the tour but will... More 

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Calgary
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We did this tour mostly to have an after hours tour of the market. The tour itself wasn't particularly spooky or scary. There was some interesting history and stories, but nothing terrific or shocking. Our guide seemed confused and new. He wouldn't finish stories or would go back to points that he forgot to tell us. The pictures weren't great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been on very many ghost tours but this was a great experience! We were a small group but Jim, our guide was great! He is so entertaining and has some great stories! I was very happy that my husband and I took this tour. If you are looking for real ghosts, I suggest the mortuary tour. This tour... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having experience several ghost tours in different cities throughout the word I was a little disappointed with this tour. The guide/ storyteller was friendly enough but the stories/ your was fairly disjointed and the pictures he had to show were poor quality and held together with a metal ring and they kept falling off and dripping to the ground. I... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on the ghost tour at the Pike Place Market last weekend. What an informative tour of the history of the market & all the "characters" that lived & worked there & now some say Haunt the place. My husband & I learned history we never knew about even though he was born & raised here & I've lived... More 

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