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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 2 days ago
Jim was an excellent guide!

I don't normally write reviews, but our tour guide Jim was so outstanding I felt I needed to tell you all about it. I love history, and Jim added so much to our knowledge in such a fun way that I wanted to take him...More

Thank kmason1260
Reviewed 4 days ago
Surprising

A lot of unembellished history given by a knowledgeable tour guide. It was informative and interesting. Not all underground but that gave you a sense of the pioneer settlement.

Thank Vince P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Outstanding tour, outstanding guide

We LOVED this tour! We had Jim Gall and he was so entertaining and so full of knowledge. Highly recommend this tour if you're visiting Seattle. The amount of history we just never would have known was mind blowing.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago
Don't miss this

This is a great tour giving you a lot of Seattle history. The guides are knowledgeable, obviously love their city and willingly answer any questions. They keep their tours small so that there is plenty of time for questions and for everyone to hear what...More

Thank AEGHK
Reviewed 5 days ago
Very cool hour-long tour!!

We really enjoyed our hour-long tour with Richard (the tour guide)! He was able to teach us a TON about Seattle's underground history and he was able to handle some irritating folks in our group (the "well, actually..." people). The group was very small and...More

1  Thank Spencerqb7
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vldevoe
8 April 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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