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ABOUT THE TOUR

Get the dirt on the buried history of Port Angeles ...

Due to flooding concerns in the early 1900s, the citizens of Port Angeles worked out an incredible plan to elevate the city's downtown streets, creating a network of underground tunnels and storefronts. In this unbelievable feat of engineering many older buildings were lost, but a select few remain. The stories they have to tell are captivating.

The tour begins with a fascinating explanation of the history of the city and the tactics used to raise the city streets in 1914. Next, take a short stroll through downtown Port Angeles to visit rediscovered basements and long-forgotten tunnels during the underground portion of the tour. Stop in at the city's original movie theatre, and venture into a hidden brothel above the unassuming family shoe store.

This fully-guided tour provides insight into the past living conditions of the community. There are several short flights of stairs, and multiple opportunities to sit and listen to stories during the tour.

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CONSTRUCTION IN 1914

Looking east on Laurel Street from Front Street.

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PLANK STREET 1914

Looking east on Front Street from Laurel Street.

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DOWNTOWN PORT ANGELES 1914

Alley between 1st Street and Front Street.

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MERCHANTS HOTEL 1915

At the corner of Front Street and Laurel Street.

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BURIED STOREFRONTS

A window pane that faced the original city street.

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UNDERGROUND ACTIVITIES

You'll never guess what Port Angeles used this first-floor-turned-basement for.

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TUNNELS BELOW THE STREETS

Find out how a network of underground tunnels was created in 1914.

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SECRETS UP ABOVE

Basements weren't the only places with things to hide in Port Angeles.

HAUNTED UNDERGROUND
October 12 - October 28

Descend into the darkness beneath the city streets ...

There's more than just history lurking in the basements of Port Angeles. Ever since the city's underground network of passageways and empty basements was created in 1914 there have been stories. Rumors of ghastly happenings right under the feet of everyday citizens. Join us on a cautious walking tour through the abandoned underworld and hear the stories the city has tried to cover up - with more than just mud from the Hogback.

This special Haunted edition of the Underground Heritage Tour takes place on select dates and times from October 12 - October 28. Reservations are highly recommended as Haunted tours often fill completely. Walk-ins can only join on a first-come first-serve basis at the Port Angeles Visitors Center in the 10 minutes before the tour.

Please note: this tour is suitable for children ages 13 and up with parental accompaniment. Youth ages 16 and up do not require a parent to take the tour. If you have concerns about tour subject matter, including a stop in a historic brothel, please email us at info@portangelesheritagetours.com for additional information.

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Port Angeles Heritage Tours
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A LADY OF THE BROTHEL

Hear stories of the ladies who never left this world.

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STRANGE SHADOWS

Lurking through basements under the city.

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A TRUSTWORTHY BARD

Get the true stories from a master historian.

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IMAGES OF THE PAST

Explore the Underground Boxing Club.

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SCHEDULE

MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 29

Monday - Saturday at 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 5

Monday - Saturday at 2pm

There will be no tours from October 6 - 11 while we are setting up for the Haunted Underground Tour. There will be no tours from October 29 - 31 while we tear down the Haunted version of the tour.

OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 28
HAUNTED UNDERGROUND TOUR

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 4pm

Thursday & Friday at 1pm and 4pm

Saturday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm

NOVEMBER 1 - APRIL 30

Monday - Saturday at 2pm


Please note: there are no tours on Sundays, year-round.

TOUR RATES

REGULAR TOUR


ADULT $15
DISTINGUISHED ADULT (60+) $12
STUDENT (13+) $12
CHILD (6-12) $8

HAUNTED EDITION TOUR


ADULT $19
SENIORS/STUDENT $17

Students must show valid school identification.
Children under 6 are free, however they may find the length of the tour challenging. All participants must be 13+ for the Haunted Edition Tour.

All tours depart from the Port Angeles Visitor's Center located at 121 E. Railroad Avenue in downtown Port Angeles.

GROUP TOURS

We love sharing the history of Port Angeles with groups! Whether it's a class of curious students, a girls' weekend, or a bunch of old-timers chasing memories, we're excited to host your group.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact us so we can ensure your tour is perfectly suited to your group's needs.

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OUR LOCAL PARTNERS

Travelling from Canada to take the tour?
Book a ferry + tour package through the Coho ferry!

Stop in for great food before or after the tour.
Kick back and watch live sports while you eat.

Our local source for outdoor adventure,
but wait until you see what's in the basement.

CAPTAIN T'S CUSTOM STUFF

A great souvenir shop in downtown Port Angeles
with some hidden history upstairs.

THE FAMILY SHOE STORE

A locally-owned vendor of shoes for the whole family,
but the attic has always been adults-only!

Olympic Hiking Co.

Take a guided hike in Olympic National Park.
Visit Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc Falls, Lake Crescent, the Hoh Rainforest,
Ruby Beach, the Elwha River Restoration or charter a private tour!

CONTACT US

BRUCE ERLWEIN
OPERATOR

Phone: 1-360-460-5748
Email: info@portangelesheritagetours.com

Port Angeles Underground & Heritage Tours
121 E. Railroad Avenue
Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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