FAQ

What do you do if there is ice or snow?
It is not safe for us to operate tours on slippery streets. We will refund your tour costs.

What do you do if it is 100 degrees?
If there is a heat advisory, that means a period of hot temperature expected by the local/national weather service. This can create a situation where heat illnesses are possible and it is recommended to stay out of the sun. Slabtown Tours LLC will try to reschedule the tour for later in the day on the same Sunday.

Do you lead tours if the air quality is bad?

We ask that you please evaluate the air quality for you and your family. Your health is our top priority—so if it works for you to be there, we will be there too, otherwise let’s try to reschedule.

What do I do if I can’t make it to the scheduled tour?
There are no refunds for no-shows, but if you cancel before the start of the tour, you can reschedule for another date. If you need to cancel, call 503.206.4676 or e-mail: slabtowntours@gmail.com. If you are running late for a tour, text 971.302.3926.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking meters are going in soon, but thus far there are may areas to park free. Most tour starting points are walkable from the Stadium MAX Station stop or other MAX or Portland Streetcar stops. Timbers and Thorns game days are typically not ideal days for tours. We suspend tours on dates with heavy parking needs.

Do we get to go inside the homes?
No.
Once a year I work with the NW Cultural Center and the Northwest Children’s Theater to help put on a historic home tour. In September 2017 that effort raised $20,000 towards  improvemnents for NW 1819 Everett (we also sold out for the first time in five years). Please like the Slabtown Tour LLC Facebook page or sign up for our monthly email newsletter to stay informed about opportunities to enter historic homes.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Landline for Slabtown Tours LLC: 503.206.4676
Text if you are late for a tour: 971.302.3926
email: slabtowntours@gmail.com

I heard there is a waiver. Could you share the text with me?
Yes. You can view or download a PDF of the waiver here.

What are all the Alphabet Streets and who are they named after?
See the complete list of streets for details.

Can my child play Pokemon GO on your tour?

Yes.

Can I bring my dog on the tour?

Yes well-behaved dogs can join our standard tours on leash. We do not enter any buildings on our regular tours.

Can Children take your Ghost Tours?

All ages are welcome, though some material might not be suitable for children 12 and younger.  We only offer a flat price for our A Night With Ghosts Tour.

Do people wear costumes on your Ghost Tours?

Typically only if they are planning to arrive early to tour the Peculiarium Museum prior to the start of our guided walking tour.