Walking Tour FAQ
Fun, Active Adventures That Connect You To Duluth

Active Tours with Great Stories and Great Guides

The Duluth Experience offers a variety of Walking Tour options and each tour is slightly different. For example, The Dark History Walking Tour, for example, focuses on the darker side of Duluth’s history and includes stories of gunfights, murders, local haunting legends and the like. Some of our walking tours explore local businesses and the future of Duluth. The HART of Duluth Walking Tour is a great example of how the Historic Arts & Theater District – located in Downtown Duluth – is experiencing a renaissance.

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) should help you get a better idea of how the Walking Tours operate – whether you’re doing some research on the tours or have already booked your next experience. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions that are not answered here.

When do you offer the walking tours?
Can I book a large group for a Walking Tour?
Will I get a confirmation email after I purchase my tour ticket(s)?
Where do we meet The Duluth Experience to start the tour?
Where should I park?
How long are the Walking Tours?
What do we see and learn about?
What should I wear for a Walking Tour?
The HART of Duluth Walking Tour visits a local brewery. Do I have to be 21 years old to participate?
Are there group rates for group bookings?
Would The Duluth Experience ever cancel a tour?
What is the policy if I have to cancel my ticket?
Do you accept walk-on customers?
Do you have any testimonials from past guests?
What are your other terms and conditions?

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When do you offer the walking tours?


Can I book a large group for this tour?

  • Yes. Private group tours and/or tours for larger groups can be arranged by calling us at: (218) 464-6337.

Will I get a confirmation email after I purchase my ticket(s)?

  • Yes! You should receive a confirmation email. Sometimes, this email gets routed to your spam folder so check there if you don’t see it.
  • The most important thing to bring with you is your driver’s license or some form of ID. We’ve got your name on our roster and we’ll check you in when you arrive.

Where do we meet The Duluth Experience to start the tour?

  • The Dark History Walking Tour begins and ends in front of the Dewitt-Seitz Building in Canal Park. Here’s a link to the Google Map. Look for The Duluth Experience guide out front of the building on Buchanan Street (side of building facing the Aerial Lift Bridge and outside of Amazing Grace bakery). In case of bad weather, just wait inside the doors to the DeWitt-Seitz Building and we’ll come and get you.
  • The HART of Duluth Walking Tour begins in front of the Endion Station Public House in Canal Park. Here is a link to the Google Map. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the Duluth Lakewalk sign outside Endion’s main entrance. Here’s a photo:
    • Duluth Lakewalk
  • The Lincoln Park Craft District Walking Tour begins and ends at the Bent Paddle Brewing Company parking lot in Lincoln Park. Here is a link to the Google Map. Your Duluth Experience guide will meet you on the sidewalk in front of the brewery. Parking is free!

Where should I park?

  • We recommend that you use the large public parking lot directly in front of the Dewitt-Seitz Building when joining The Dark History Walking Tour. The parking lot is directly across the street from the Dewitt-Seitz Building.
  • We recommend that you use the large public parking lot directly in front of the Endion Station Public House when joining the The HART of Duluth Walking Tour. It’s a public lot underneath a bunch of solar panels.
  • We recommend that you park in the Bent Paddle Brewing Company parking lot if you’re joining us for The Lincoln Park Craft District Walking Tour. It’s a private lot just east of the brewery on West Michigan Street in Lincoln Park (see the Google Map).

How long are the Walking Tours?

  • The Dark History Walking Tour are approximately two hours long. During that time, you’ll walk just shy of three miles at a leisurely pace. Note that there are some stairs during the tour.
  • The HART of Duluth Walking Tour is approximately three hours and covers about two miles. Note that there are some stairs during the tour.
  • The Lincoln Park Craft District Walking Tour is approximately on mile of walking. Note that there are some stairs during the tour.

What do we see and learn about?

What should I wear for a Walking Tour?

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and that you avoid wearing high heels. Remember: this is a Walking Tour so plan to do some walking. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
  • Check the weather and plan ahead. If it looks like rain, we recommend that you bring a raincoat and/or umbrella. If it’s chilly, dress appropriately.

The HART of Duluth and Lincoln Park Craft District walking tours visit a local brewery. Do I have to be 21 years old to participate?

  • Nope. You don’t have to be 21 years old to participate in the tour but you will not be able to enjoy craft beer samples at the brewery if you aren’t 21.
  • Don’t worry though… this tour is still great for younger folks and you’ll still be able to explore the brewery with the group and there are non-alcoholic options for folks of all ages to enjoy.
  • Make sure that you bring a valid photo ID if you are 21 years old so you can enjoy a beer sample with the group.

Are there group rates for group bookings?

  • Nope. We do not offer group rates for any of our walking tours.
  • However, children under 10-years of age can join the walking tour for free (children must be accompanied by a paid adult). Please call us at (218) 464-6337 and let us know if you plan to bring a child so we can plan accordingly.

Would The Duluth Experience ever cancel a tour?

  • Possibly. If unsafe weather conditions arise, The Duluth Experience reserves the right to cancel a tour to protect your safety and the safety of our crew. Your ticket will be refunded or we can help get you booked on an alternate tour – whichever you prefer.
  • We need a minimum of 2 attendees to run a tour. If this threshold is not met, The Duluth Experience may have to cancel the tour and you will be refunded or booked on an alternate tour.
  • If a cancellation occurs, you will be notified in advance.

What is the policy if I have to cancel my ticket?

  • You will receive a full refund if your tickets are cancelled more than 72 hours ahead if time. There is a 50% refund if cancelled between 72 and 24 hours. There is no refund if you cancel with less than 24 hours before a tour.

Do you accept walk-on customers?

  • We do… but there is no guarantee that there will be enough seats available for you and your party. Please call us to reserve a seat or visit our tour calendar and book a ticket online.

Do you have any testimonials from past guests?

  • Yes! We encourage our guests to post reviews online. Check out The Duluth Experience Trip Advisor Page to see what folks are saying about their Duluth Experience.


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