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Subterranean Seattle Walking History Tour

From US$19.00
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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Subterranean Seattle Walking History Tour
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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.
From 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.
From US$19.00
4:00pm 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$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 1 week ago
Tons of fun! Even for the second time this year!

As a Puget Sound local I often skip the more touristy activities downtown but I'm so glad I came across Beneath The Streets. It's not hype, it's super interesting Seattle history in a fun activity. Our guide, Jim was so entertaining and clearly enjoys what...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very Informative

Our guide, Jim, made the tour interesting and informative. Really enjoyed the history and the humor. Thanks Jim from the Welsh.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great 1 hour history tour of Seattle

Chose this tour because of all the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, and it did not disappoint!. The tour was interesting, with a sense of humor, and our tour guide was very engaging. The history of Seattle is fascinating, and being beneath the streets gave you...More

Thank lori d
Reviewed 1 week ago
Super tour of Seattle “below the streets”

Our guide, Jim , who is a seasoned actor, described the history of Seattle before and after the big fire of 1889. The city then decided that buildings would not be made of wood and they began to rebuild almost immediately. The streets were raised...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly recommend the "Beneath The Streets" subterranean Seattle walking history tour

Our guide Dave, quickly and efficiently gave a nicely detailed history of early Seattle explaining the development of the subterranean areas. We moved from place to place around Pioneer Square and were given well thought out commentary at each stopping point. The tour covered a...More

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vldevoe
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would go on the free Seattle walking tour. It was amazing and there are stairs, but if you had 2 adults, I think you could manage them. You learn a lot about Seattle and get a good view of buildings, Pike Place Market... More
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