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Seattle's Civil War Legacy Private Walking Tour

This unique tour teaches you about the unknown and forgotten Civil War history of Seattle's pioneers.

Hear incredible tales of bravery on the battlefield and captivating stories of their postwar lives. Hear stories of men who fought at Gettysburg, marched to the Sea with Sherman, knew Abraham Lincoln or Susan B. Anthony, and escaped slavery to fight for their freedom. After all of that, they helped raise the young city of Seattle.

Your guide will give a detailed, thorough and entertaining look back in history through the diverse stories of these amazing Civil War soldiers and their families.

City: Seattle
Tue 05 Dec
You can choose the date already on the booking website
Starting at $30.00
Tue 05 Dec
Starting at $30.00
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What's Included
All Fees and Taxes
Additional Info
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • As an outdoor tour, masks not required but we ask that guests observe considerate social distancing and respect those who do choose to wear masks.
What To Expect
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Your tour will take you on a trip through Civil War and Seattle history at Seattle's historic Grand Army of the Republic cemetery. The Grand Army of the Republic was the nation's leading organization of Union Civil War veterans. Veterans of the Civil War, men who had fought at Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam and more immigrated with their families to the Seattle area by the thousands in the decades following the war. This tour will tell you some of the captivating and diverse histories of the nearly 500 veterans buried in the more than 125-year-old cemetery. Not only were these men among the heroes we commemorate at battlefields like Gettysburg, but they were also important and influential pioneers in Seattle's formative decades. Civil War history is deeply embedded in Seattle's historic fabric. You need not travel to Virginia or Pennsylvania to connect with amazing Civil War history, it is right here with us in Seattle!
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (1)
Jul 2022
My husband and I took a tour with Civil War Seattle on the last weekend of June. We learned so much about many Union soldiers buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Seattle. Little had we known their influence on the history of Seattle and on the healing of the different sides after the Civil War. Goosebumps ran up and down my arms as I listened to him unfold the lives of these men and their families in gripping detail. Thank you, Richard, for your knowledge and passion! Can't wait to take another tour with you.

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