Downtown Waterfront Guided Tours
Tour the waterfront! The Downtown Waterfront Alliance, in partnership with Harbor WildWatch and the Harbor History Museum, offers free guided waterfront walking tours. For the 2021 season, until deemed safe to gather and tour per government guidelines, their two popular walking tours are offered virtually.
Gig Harbor’s waterfront has many stories to tell, and few tell them better than the volunteer tour guides, who offer fun and entertaining ways to learn about the history and wildlife of the area. They invite you to join them by tuning in to the Waterfront Walking Tours online at Facebook.com/WaterfrontWalkingTours. Each episode features an "in depth" look at the stop presented by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, and includes historic images that fit the topic. You can enjoy all of the "Wonders of the Waterfront" Tour videos by visiting GigHarborWaterfront.org/WalkingTourVideos.
A free self-guided waterfront history walk takes people to 43 local points of interest, mostly historical buildings, including the Pioneer Electric Company and the Old Ferry Landing.
The guide includes a map and everything visitors need to know about the history of each location. Guides are available at the Skansie Information and Interpretive Center, 3207 Harborview Drive, and the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive.