TOUR SEASON IS WINDING DOWN: Our general BELLINGHISTORY Tours are only available as PRIVATE TOURS between Oct-May! See our calendar and/or subscribe to our newsletter for current events!

General history tours

Suitable for all ages and sensibilities, our general "Bellinghistory" tours will alternate weekly and/or monthly during the 2018 season on saturday or Sunday afternoons. 

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columbia-eldridge neighborhood

Stroll through one of Bellingham’s oldest neighborhoods with a costumed guide and hear stories about pioneer families, Victorian houses, parks, schools, churches, stores, and more! Optional beverage from popular neighborhood watering hole Elizabeth Station (21+with valid ID).

The tour begins promptly at 2 pm  by the fountain at Elizabeth Park (2205 Elizabeth St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

The tour covers just over one mile and runs around one hour plus time to chat over a pint (optional) when it concludes at the Elizabeth Station (1400 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225)  

$20 drink option (21+) / $15 general / $10 youth

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Whatcom creek tour

Let our guides teach you some  Bellinghistory 101 while exploring the “noisy waters” of Whatcom Creek, the birth-site of our town. Visit two of the oldest buildings in town and learn the history of Old Town and Maritime Heritage Park.

The tour begins promptly at 2 pm, meet at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park  (500 W Holly Street, Bellingham, WA 98225). This tour is a loop that runs around an hour plus a few minutes depending how fast we walk and how much we talk!  Total distance is under a mile.  

$15 general / $10 youth

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state street/sehome

Our guide will lead you in exploring the the old main drag of the former little mining town of Sehome.  Tour concludes with a drink at the beautiful and historical Aslan Depot for those 21+ with valid ID.  

Tour begins promptly at 1:45 pm by the Goat Statue outside the Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225) and concludes near Aslan Depot (1322 N. State Street Bellingham, WA 98225). Total distance is under a mile.This tour runs around an hour plus depending how fast we walk and how much we talk, plus time to linger at the depot afterwards. 

Note tour is open to all ages, however Aslan Depot is 21+ only.  

$20 drink option/$15 general/$10 youth

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south side stories

An introduction to historic Fairhaven, once its own little town with big aspirations. Hear about Fairhaven's wild-west glory days featuring lively characters such as “Dirty Dan” Harris.  

The tour begins promptly at 2 pm, meet near the statue of Dirty Danat the the Fairhaven Village Green (1207 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225) 

This tour runs around an hour plus a few minutes depending how fast we walk and how much we talk!  Total distance is under a mile.

$15 general / $10 youth

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holly street history

Explore the history of Bellingham’s main arterial downtown street.  Stories and snapshots of bygone days on the old main drag. 



Not seeing the tour you want at the time you'd like? 

Our General Tours are also available as private tours  

For all currently available tours see our calendar: