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Seattle Underground History Tour

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  • Learn the history of Pioneer Square from a unique, below-ground perspective
  • Walk the neighborhood's subterranean tunnels with a knowledgeable guide
  • Trace Seattle’s history from an Indian settlement to the 1890s to today
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Seattle Underground History Tour
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10:30am TourMost Popular
Guided 60 minute, small-group walking history tour through and below historic Pioneer Square. Visit underground areaways not offered by other tour companies and only recently reopened for access.
From US$20.00
11:30am Tour
Guided 60 minute, small-group walking history tour through and below historic Pioneer Square. Visit underground areaways not offered by other tour companies and only recently reopened for access.
From US$20.00
1:30pm Tour
Guided 60 minute, small-group walking history tour through and below historic Pioneer Square. Visit underground areaways not offered by other tour companies and only recently reopened for access.
From US$20.00
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Overview
Get to know Seattle's first established neighborhood, Pioneer Square, by walking its underground pathways as they existed in the 1890s in the company of a guide. Trace the city’s history, from an Indian dwelling to its Gold Rush days and up through its current state as a thriving modern neighborhood on this walking tour.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at 102 Cherry Street, near Pioneer Square, at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Be sure to wear good walking shoes as this underground walking tour covers uneven terrain and involves ascending and descending about six flights of stairs.
After a brief introduction from your guide, set off to explore one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods and its subterranean tunnels on this guided tour. Listen to stories of Seattle's past, from the Klondike Gold Rush to Skid Row, as you wander dark passageways and then back up to street level. Over the course of three blocks, you'll cover a century of history, from the neighborhood's origins as a Salish Indian settlement to its modern iteration. It’s a perspective you can’t get by wandering on your own.
The tour concludes at Occidental Park.
Reviews (953)
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Reviewed yesterday
A great historical tour of early Seattle

Janelle was our tour guide and offered an interesting and lighthearted tour of Pioneer Square and the area underground it. The tour is good for all ages and requires some light traversing of stairs but is otherwise doable for those of varying athletic abilities. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Quinn L
Reviewed 2 days ago
Worth The Time

If you're going to be walking around Seattle, wear comfortable and waterproof walking shoes. Wear warm and comfortable clothing. Think about a warm scarf. You'll be up and down steps and in a few dank environments but it's not as bothersome to lungs as one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mindie D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and educational

The tour guide makes the experience. In our case, Jim was terrific. Inspiring imagination and storytelling are essential for a good tour of Seattle's underground, and Jim was good at both. I had an 11-year-old with me, and he made her feel included with comments...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome tour ‘Beneath the Streets” of Seattle

David, our guide, did an excellent job in the ‘Beneath the streets tour of Seattle. He brought to life the early history of the city and its challenges, both then and now. He is quite informative and I highly recommend this tour. It is personalized,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pth0rnt0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Underground History Tour

Really enjoyed doing this tour with my wife. Was more affordable than similar tours doing the same thing and we really liked our peppy, informative guide Carla. Would recommend who seemed to really know her stuff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adam S
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Response from jinrath | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I can’t answer this. I would do as the person above suggested. Good Luck.
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Response from sylviasK2158AH | Reviewed this property |
About 90 minutes
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Response from Rosemary3242018 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if a dog is welcome as the tour involves a group of people and the guide. I think one would have to ask the guide and get consent from the group.
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