Our Tours

Guided historical walking tours of downtown and the Historic Fairhaven District in Bellingham, Washington. Public tours and private group tours available. 

Guided walking tours in bellingham, washington


Holly History Tour

Downtown Only


Gore & Lore Tour

Downtown or Fairhaven

Out of Season:

Sin & Gin Tour

Downtown or Fairhaven


Downtown only: The Holly Street History Tour uses our city’s main arterial street as a guide to our shared past. Guides stop along the way to tell stories of challenges and accomplishments, and what hasn’t really changed since Bellingham’s earliest days.

The tour covers topics of growth, social reform, the arts, women’s history, racial tensions, cooperation and environmental recovery and it is delivered with a sense of wonder and humor.

Saturdays: September 23rd and 30th at 1pm.

Suggested donation: $5 per person. Tour filled on first-come, first-served basis. 


From tales about creepy Victorian death practices to graphic murder mysteries, our Gore & Lore tours are a great way to celebrate the spooky Halloween season. 

  • Fridays at 6pm in Fairhaven. Drink ticket upgrade available for a specialty cocktail, pint of beer, or glass of wine at Archer Ale House!
  • Saturday nights at 6pm Downtown. Includes a special, ELECTRIFYING presentation at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention! 

Who was Spider Biles? Is there a ghost at Old Town Cafe? What's this about gruesome downtown murder? Learn all this and more on a Gore & Lore tour. 

October only. Tickets on sale now!

The 2017 Sin & Gin Season has ended. Never fear: You can book a private Sin & Gin tour in our off season. 


Totally dug the Sin & Gin Downtown tour... [The guides] are not only super-knowledgeable in the history of Bellingham (which is oh so colorful), they seem passionate about bringing that culture alive and are also very witty. I would highly recommend this tour in our fair towns of Bellingham and Fairhaven.
— Suzy T, Bellingham