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“Twisted History Tour”

Twisted History Tours
Ranked #2 of 7 Tours in Port Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: IF HISTORY IS YOUR THING, we invite you to be transported back in time as you travel the city streets, by-ways, and alleys with our knowledgeable guides. With each step, the legacy of the buildings and the intriguing history of the past comes closer into focus. You'll experience the vivid stories and haunted locations first hand and decide for yourself if Twisted Tours lives up to it's reputation​
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour! We did the "In Dead of Night" tour and had a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on local history and a great story teller. Towards the end of the tour a shop owner saw us using ghost equipment and asked if we could use it in her shop where she believes there to be a haunting. It wasn't part of the tour but it was fun and added on to it. We will definitely be going on more tours when we visit and I would recommend going on one if you are visiting Port Townsend.

Thank Ashley N
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"uptown tour"
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"walking tour"
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"story telling"
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"amazing tour"
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"haunted tour"
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"a great story teller"
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"port townsend's"
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"late night"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history and stories but the guide needs more practice and experience. She was very nervous and her stories were jumbled and a bit hard to follow. They did not flow well and so the charm of the tour was somewhat lost on us. It seems like perhaps it was her first week on the job? If I was the owner I would invest more time in getting her up to speed with the town history and stories because it seemed she did not know much when asked basic questions that were related to the tour. I would also suggest she work on her public speaking skills and mannerisms when it comes to guiding a group. For instance, her dialogue was very colloquial and a few times she was walking and talking while facing away in front of the group and it was hard to hear her, or when we were on busy street corners she didn't have us come closer or off to the side away from the crosswalks so pedestrians could pass us by without having to walk between us or around into the street. I think that if the aforementioned issues were improved upon the tour would be much more enjoyable and memorable.

Thank BobBob24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i have now done two of the Twisted History Tours in Port Townsend and have thoroughly enjoyed them both. We would 100% recommend signing up for one of these tours if you're in town. Grymm does an excellent job of detailing the history of Port Townsend and you really get a better understanding of the town itself and get to see hidden and unique aspects hidden within the city.

We are already planning our next trip back to Port Townsend to schedule another of these tours, and are excitedly waiting for their expansion into Seattle in the next year or so.

I can't say enough good things about this tour. Just go ahead and sign up already if you're debating it!

Thank Phillip L
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Port Townsend has a colorful history, and this was a fun way to learn some of it. It was a rainy Friday evening, and the 4 of us were the only ones on the tour. We had 3 guides, one of whom I think was new and learning. They were all entertaining and more than willing to answer questions. We all decided it was well worth the price and the time.

1  Thank dephal
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We live locally and have an out of town guest, so we were looking for something new to do. We booked the "Downtown Dare Tour". Port Townsend was not always the idyllic peaceful seaside town that it is today. It was the wild, crazy and extremely dangerous western port town, where people were lucky to make it out alive. We heard stories and stood in the place where different people found their disastrous final moments. Stories of greed, debauchery, prostitution, human trafficking, murder and mayhem. Port Townsend is absolutely full of ghosts and this tour will introduce you (in story) to many of them. This is a walking tour, easy for anyone to participate. It was a really good time and I do highly recommend this. You will learn a lot about this city's twisted history.

1  Thank Heather T
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