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Seattle Underground History Tour

Highlights
  • 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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4:30pm 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.
US$19.00
10:30am 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.
US$19.00
3:30pm 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.
US$19.00
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
I know things I didn't even know I didn't know

This is a fantastic tour. It is out of the way kind-of-stuff. History given by a Seattle 2nd generation guide. Richard knew his stuff...even though I didn't know if he knew his stuff because it was all new to me. Greeted and felt welcome from...More

Thank Kent T
Reviewed 2 days ago
Historical Fun Facts

Our tour guide was full of knowledge about the history of Seattle, which is why I'm giving the tour an excellent rating. Kids will probably be kind of bored because the focus is on historical information, not visual "wows." We had a nice, small tour...More

Thank Noelle J
Reviewed 2 days ago
My Favorite Way to Get History - A Great Tour!

Our family of four (parents & young adults) enjoyed this tour. It was a fascinating trip back into Seattle history and THE PERFECT way to spend our morning before our afternoon flight home. Our tour guide Lisa was engaging, funny and knowledgeable.

Thank JoTheHoIsTC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Seattle visiting

It was such an amazing tour plus the tour guide made the experience super cool made all the history fascinating my tour guide mike did amazing job

2  Thank Ashley Rose L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour for history buffs!

Richard was our tour guide and he is a very energetic wonderful guide. He kept things fun and interesting. I knocked off a star because considering this is an underground tour you spend less than half the time underground. Most of the tour is focused...More

Thank SueTravelsWithKids
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Paige W
20 July 2018|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Can purchase at location if they haven’t fully booked it. But tours are frequent so if one is full you can catch next one.
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sharchance
30 June 2018|
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Response from Ellyn B | Reviewed this property |
1 1/2 hours.
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8 April 2018|
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Response from Wundersucht | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Too many stairs, and - the tour itself will be of no interest to children that young...
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