Contact: Doug Seto
Seattle #4
Lake View Cemetery
1554 15th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
United States of America

Beneath the ground of Lake View Cemetery lies some of Seattle’s richest history. As Seattle’s most famous cemetery, many prominent Seattle pioneers lie within its grounds, including the Dennys, Maynards, Mercers, Yeslers, and Chief Seattle’s daughter, Princess Angeline. Join us as we walk the cemetery learning about their stories and discussing their involvement in the founding and establishment of Seattle.

In addition to Seattle’s pioneer history, we learn the sordid history of Seattle’s Madam Damnable and what became of her body, honor Japanese American veterans with a visit to the Nisei War Memorial Monument, and puzzle over the cenotaph commemorating Captain Jefferson Davis Howell, brother-in-law of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Our tour will end at the graves of Lake View Cemetery’s most famous residents, Bruce and Brandon Lee, where we will discover what became of the funeral home which prepared Bruce Lee’s body for burial.

Jared Steed, Attorney and Historian, will lead the tour.

Please email Doug Seto at to make your reservations.

Parking: Metered street parking is available on 15th Ave., and various side streets, but please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.  There is some limited street parking in front of the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery on E. Howe St.  Please do not park inside Lake View Cemetery itself.  Or Go Metro! Plan your trip here


Details: 12:30 pm  – 2:00pm  All persons aged 15 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Please remember this event will require walking a distance of about one mile and will run rain or shine.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable water resistant walking shoes and water resistant clothing.  No public restrooms are available inside the cemetery.





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