Mos Eisley Tours

Welcome to Mos Eisley Tours

Though once regarded as the "armpit of the galaxy", Mos Eisley has taken a grand place in the history not just of Tatooine, but of the Galaxy. Though abandonded long ago, this ancient spaceport has been re-discovered and restored to its former glory.

Come and experience this ancient city as it once was, with fully accurate recreations of people and places from those times, long ago, and see how this city played its part in shaping the former Galactic Empire, and its eventual downfall. Travel the city on your own, or select from our guided tours.

History

"Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
— Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker

Recent debates as to whether the legendary figure Obi-Wan Kenobi actually spoke those words aside, a long time ago that was a very accurate description of Mos Eisley.

Mos Eisley was built from the beginning with commerce in mind. It was founded as a substitute for the nearby, yet more expensive, Anchorhead. Located around the crash site of the Dowager Queen, the survivors of this crash originally named it simply "Eisley". They later renamed it to fit with other towns such as Mos Espa, and Mos Gamos. These same immigrants would later found the planet's future capital, Bestine.

The city was reputed as being a hub for shady persons and illegal activity, notably the smuggling of spice and illegal arms. The city did not have enough customs officers to keep up with the crime and even when criminals were caught, they often successfully bribed the officers.

Because Tatooine was a desert planet, availability of water was at a premium and the sewers were very small. To reprocess water quickly, it was decided that the sewers should use a Bunkurd Reclamation System. Unfortunately, it was prone to leaking and often led to Bunkurd Sewer Disorder, which native Falynn Sandskimmer once contracted as a youth.

During the Galactic Civil War in 0 ABY, the "hive of scum and villainy" became a target of notorious Imperial officer Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, who had been tasked with controlling the Outer Rim by Emperor Palpatine prior to the Battle of Yavin.

He began his conquest on the outskirts of Mos Eisley, seeing the city as an ideal outpost for their operations. Unfortunately for the Imperials, the Rebel Alliance had their own outpost station in nearby Anchorhead, and moved to intercept the Empire, thus the Battle of Tatooine ensued.

Though the Empire emerged victorious from the desert battle, their task force was considerably diminished, and their eventual presence in Mos Eisley was less than had been expected. This came back to haunt the Empire, as R2-D2 and C-3PO slipped through the cracks in what would otherwise have been a mighty security force. The Rebel presence in Mos Eisley was finally routed during the latter part of the battle.

Chalmun's Cantina played a crucial role in these times, as the establishment was where Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi met Han Solo and Chewbacca in their quest to get to Alderaan in order to deliver the Death Star plans to the Alliance. The Imperials also searched Mos Eisley for R2-D2 and C-3PO, the holders of the missing Death Star plans.

Shortly thereafter, Mos Eisley was transformed overnight into a police state run by the Empire as a direct result of the Battle of Yavin. In addition, it also suffered from a severe outbreak of Bledsoe's disease after a Jawa that unknowingly took a transport capsule from a crash site containing squills died within the cantina. Luke Skywalker reluctantly returned to Tatooine in order to investigate the capsule.

Six months later, Mos Eisley was attacked by Imperial TIE Bombers and Viper probe droids to draw out the now-Rebel Alliance pilot Luke Skywalker. A bounty hunter had provided information which led to the raid.

In 1 ABY, Mos Eisley and other communities on Tatooine were put under Imperial curfew by a nameless Moff. Ackmena, the night bartender of Chalmun's Cantina, was the one to receive the message, and reluctantly responded by singing to encourage her guests to leave. By this time, Mikdanyell Guh'Rantt was the city mayor.

Jabba the Hutt owned a townhouse in the city.

In 4 ABY, the city erupted in celebrations after the destruction of the Empire's second Death Star and the death of the Emperor.

Locations

We have been working hard to restore as many sites of interest within the historic city of Mos Eisley. Here is a list of all restored locations:

  • Bargoon Tatooni
  • Buzzee's
  • Chalmun's Cantina
  • Corporations Road
  • Court of the Fountain
  • Crystal Moon Restaurant
  • Customs House
  • Cutting Edge Clinic
  • Desert Survey Office
  • Desilijic Complex
  • Dewback Stables
  • Dim-U monastery
  • Docking Bay 27
  • Docking Bay 31
  • Docking Bay 35
  • Docking Bay 43
  • Docking Bay 56
  • Docking Bay 67
  • Docking Bay 71
  • Docking Bay 83
  • Docking Bay 86
  • Docking Bay 87
  • Docking Bay 92
  • Docking Bay 94
  • Dockside Cafe[
  • Doe See'ybark Bootana
  • Dowager Queen wreckage
  • Dune Street
  • Foamwander Spa
  • Gardulla Oola
  • Gep's Grill
  • Heff's Souvenirs
  • Hutt Chuba's
  • Imperial garrison base
  • Inner Curved Street
  • Jango Fett Arena
  • Jawa Traders
  • Jeh Bonegnawer
  • Kayson's Weapons Shop
  • Kerner Plaza
  • Krayt Cantina
  • The Krayt Dragon Lounge
  • Lucky Despot
  • Lup's Wares and Supplies
  • Market Place
  • Masse Goskey's Famous Arms Emporium
  • Mayor's Building
  • Methane Fix Cantina
  • The House of Momaw Nadon
  • Mo' Moolee Rah
  • Mos Eisley Inn
  • Mos Eisley Spaceport Control Tower
  • Motel Nebulus
  • Notsub Shipping Company headquarters
  • Notsub Security headquarters
  • Outer Curved Street
  • The Paddocks
  • Paradise Road
  • Police Station
  • Power Station
  • Quebe-Luxfause Systems headquarters
  • Rayne's Dune Sea Outfitters
  • Regional Government Offices
  • Ruillia's Insulated Rooms
  • The Sail Barge Gardens
  • Shalo's Cantina
  • Shiin's Library
  • Spaceport Customs
  • Spaceport Express
  • Spaceport Hotel
  • Spaceport Speeders
  • Spacers Row
  • Star Chamber CafĂ©
  • Straight Street
  • Tar Mass
  • Tatooni Booka
  • Tatooine militia building
  • Transport Depot
  • U Wanna Wanna
  • Ubrikkian Trade Tower
  • Woodoo Dunes
  • Zygian's Banking Concern (Mos Eisley)

Tours

Let us take you on a grand tour of the recently restored city of Mos Eisley. Our tour options include all the highlights of what was once the seedy underbelly of the "armpit of the galaxy," the various locations that were important to the planet's once great crime syndicate The Huts, and of course all the sights and sounds important in the saga of the Skywalker family, and their respective roles in the shaping and destruction of the Empire.

Scum and Villany Tour

Experience Mos Eisley's most notoriously villianous sites. You and your crew will look for buyers of your newly smuggled-in goods, and try to find suppliers for the things you need for your next run. Keep your eyes peeled for any Imperial troops looking for smugglers, and take care not to anger any of the Hut as you make your transactions throughout the city.

Skywalker Saga Sights Tour

Several members of the famous Skywalker family spent time in Mos Eisley throughout their lives. See the places they visted, and learn how and why these visits helped shape their destiny.

The Hut Menance Tour

The most notorious gangster organization on Tatooine, The Huts had a constant pressence in Mos Eisley. Visit their properties, see how they lived when they spent time in the city, and watch them enforce their rules on the poor smugglers who couldn't quite manage to please them. Take care not to draw their eye yourself - things could become unpleasent for you, too, if they are in a foul mood.

Cantinas Tour

Yes, there was more than one cantina in Mos Eisley. You can tour them all; see who has the best drinks, which crowd is the scumiest, and find out if any cantinas ever served droids. This most epic pub crawl will of course finish off at the infamous Chalmun's Cantina. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Han Solo on a stopover.

The Full Mos Eisley Experience Tour

Do it all, see it all. This all-access pass lets you experience every facet of historical Mos Eisley. Get to know all the smugglers, cutthroats, and gangsters, see all the important Skywalker sites, meet members of The Hut, and stop off at each cantina along the way.

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