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Downtown Dare Port Townsend

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    What to Expect
    Our most popular tour starts at the corner of Washington Street and Taylor Street at the iconic Haller Fountain. After a brief introduction by the guide and a talk about the basics of Port Townsend's twisted past, the walking tour will start. Approximately 8 blocks with 15 stops including the most famous Port Townsend downtown hotel, The Palace Hotel, a former brothel that seems to not care that time has gone on without it. 

    You will not just hear the crazy stories of days gone by, but you will get our take on the city, the restaurants, galleries and shops. This tour is a "PG-13" tour as we will cover stories of death, debauchery, mayhem, murder, prostitution and ghosts so be prepared for some salty sailor terms and tales of the "soiled doves" who helped put Port Townsend on the map in 1889!

    Each story teller / guide is fully versed on the history, folklore and paranormal activity in town and take great joy in retelling the tales in a way that will transport you to the time of the story. When we complete the tour we hope that you will see, that in Port Townsend, the past truly does have a presence.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    At the corner of Washington and Taylor Streets, you will find the iconic Haller Fountain, located within easy walking distance from any Downtown or Uptown hotel.
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    The tour ends at Twisted Headquarters, located in the Bishop Hotel galleries. This location is only 2 blocks from where the tour started (though we cover approx 8 city blocks on the tour)
    • Local Professional guide
    • 1.5 hours of stories and lore
    • The price of this tour does not include any merchandise, food or drink. Also, accomidations are not included in this experience.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • We run tours year around in Port Townsend and opporate rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Absolute nightmare !!! RUN RUN RUN for the hills a compete scam !!! Scam on twisted tours end and trip advisors end . We stood waiting for the tour to begin and no o e showed . Call them and classic no call backs or return anything . Then trying to get a hold of anyone at trip
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    Well, that was a disappointment. Bought two tickets online for the Downtown Dare tour. Got a receipt email and a text 2 hours before the 4:30 start time. Was pretty excited. No tour guide showed up at 4:30 to lead the tour. Stayed for an extra 20 minutes waiting. Emailed
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    Another No Show. Called Twisted Tours and they said they are not able to see our information since it was booked through Tripadvisor. Nothing more they would do. Opps, they did say they were sorry. Other than that, nothing. Buyer beware. Tripadvisor should drop them.
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    I returned to Port Townsend after an absence and decided to take a tour of the dark side of the town. The owner of Twisted History Tours, Grymm, led the tour, asking rhetorically if the group wanted the standard or the real version of the story at each stop. Many of the stories
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    What an awful experience. The tour guide did not show up for our tour on either night and the company has not returned any of my multiple phone calls or emails asking for a refund. This put a huge damper on our trip (which we drove five hours for) and I’m disgusted by this
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