Metropologie is a new tour company in Seattle that presents curated, personalized walking tours focused on local history, arts, music, and culture. I’m one of about two dozen guides, and my tour takes place on Seattle’s central waterfront. We start at the foot of Yesler Way, the second birthplace of Seattle (after Alki) and tell the story of Seattle’s origins with the Duwamish people to the upcoming demolition of the Alaskan Way viaduct. The tour takes about 90 minutes and ends near the Seattle Aquarium.
The company was started by Cresdan Maite, a refugee from the non-profit world who believes that a discriminating visitor or new resident wants a one-on-one (or close to) experience with a long-time local person who loves his/her city and can talk about its history and culture. Seattle’s central waterfront has been a favorite place of mine since childhood; one of my first jobs was in a curio jewelry shop on Pier 55. My tours happen on Saturday afternoons. It’s great way to spend part of your time in the Emerald City.
To sign up for my tour, check out the Metropologie calendar and click the “Maritime” link on Saturdays. Tickets are $40 each. Questions welcome!