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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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SLUICING THE HOGBACK

Wooden pipes carried the mud and water to the downtown streets.

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TAKING A BREAK 1914

Construction workers in downtown Port Angeles.

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HISTORIC WATERFRONT 1914

Manhattan Canning Co. and dock located where Railroad Avenue is today.

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FRONT STREET 1914

Looking west from Tucker's Corner.

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SCHEDULE

MAY - OCTOBER

Monday - Saturday at 10am and 2pm.
Please note there are no tours on Sunday.

NOVEMBER - APRIL

Monday - Saturday at 2pm.
Please note there are no tours on Sunday.

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

TOUR RATES

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

Students must show valid school identification.
Children under 6 are free, however they may find the length of the tour challenging.

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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CONTACT US

BRUCE ERLWEIN
OPERATOR

Phone: 1-360-452-2363
Email: info@portangelesheritagetours.com

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

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BOOK A TOUR

Reservations are not required for the tour at this time, but feel free to email us at info@portangelesheritagetours.com if you would like to book a specific tour.

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