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Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

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Go underground on a 1-hour walking history tour through Seattle's original neighborhood. Our experienced guides lead small groups through, and beneath, Pioneer Square to the street level that existed in the 1890s. Explore underground pathways that were built more than 120 years ago, learning details on early Seattle history, why these spaces were built, and how they have been used (and misused) over the years. Marvel at how this once Indian encampment has since transformed into one of the 20 largest cities in the United States. 
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You'll start at
102 Cherry St
102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104, USALook for the black awning over the sidewalk; the stairs beneath will lead right to the check-in desk.
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    Beneath the Streets
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pioneer Square
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
119 S Main St
119 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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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 Indigenous encampment to the 1890s to today
  • Seattle history tour covers the basics while leaving time for other sightseeing
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 Coast Salish 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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Departure Point
102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
119 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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  • Professional guide
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  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a fantastic tour of the history of underground Seattle, its designed for small groups so everyone can hear and see the attractions and small details. Ask for Jim Gall as a tour guide, he's been doing it for over 2 decades and really knows how to make a story out of it!
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Loved the history. Richard was a super guide and kept it interesting Definitely recommend and rain or shine it’s worth the trip!
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My family, including 8 year old boy, enjoyed the tour. I thought there would be more walking. There is a lot of standing around, especially at the start of the tour. However, I really enjoyed learning about Seattle history. I would recommend this tour to folks, if they have some
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If I did not take this tour I would not have learnt how Seattle was form. You get to see Seattle in a different eyes, not just a sea of modern buildings. There were few old beautiful buildings that were still standing were built by a man whom they discovered was not an
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Great tour guide and learned so much about Seattle! Definitely recommend. We ended up going back to night club to watch comedy show and that was great too!!
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fadi z
10
Incredible tour and guide!
This was a fantastic tour of the history of underground Seattle, its designed for small groups so everyone can
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Clare F
Seattle, Washington
10
Great tour!
Loved the history. Richard was a super guide and kept it interesting Definitely recommend and rain or shine
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GobalTravelwFamily
Denver, Colorado
386
Fun and informative tour
My family, including 8 year old boy, enjoyed the tour. I thought there would be more walking. There is a lot of
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RubyW
90
Interesting history fact about Seattle
If I did not take this tour I would not have learnt how Seattle was form. You get to see Seattle in a different
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Andy O
10
Great experience
Great tour guide and learned so much about Seattle! Definitely recommend. We ended up going back to night club to
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Belius
Newbury, United Kingdom
40
Utterly superb
A fantastic journey into a little known facet of Seattle’s history. The tour is hugely informative thanks in no
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Ali W
10
Fabulous tour and even better guide!
90% of a tour like this is the guide and our guide was incredible. Richard was knowledgable, Witty and engaging
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Tour319657
10
Must do in Seattle
Our guide Richard was very friendly and made sure everyone was able to hear him and ask questions. Tour is
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Michelle N
White Rock, Canada
103
Highly recommended!
This was a very interesting and informative tour, accompanied by a very knowledgeable and fun to your guide. I'd
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Kim W
10
Beneath the Streets - Underground History Tour
This was a fun, well presented glimpse into the very unique history of Seattle. I'd certainly recommend it.
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