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Seattle Underground History Tour

King County, United States
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1 hour (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover Seattle’s original neighborhood, Pioneer Square, on this guided walking tour. Explore the underground pathways that were built in the southwest corner of the Emerald City more than 120 years ago. Learn about Seattle’s history and the events that transformed this once-small Indigenous dwelling place into one of the most popular and thriving cities in the United States. Each small-group tour is unique, with insider tips from a professional, local guide.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of old Seattle
  • Discover Pioneer Square, the Emerald City’s original neighborhood
  • Learn about Seattle’s history and the events that led to its beginnings
  • Compare modern-day Pioneer Square with that of yesteryear
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
Get ready to discover the original Emerald City, the city of Seattle, Washington, from its inception in the 1890s. This entertaining and educational underground voyage travels beneath the streets to uncover three blocks of historic, old Pioneer Square. Explore not only the underground passageways that were built more than 120 years ago, but also the modern Pioneer Square that exists today.
Hear tales from the past, like the story of the stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in what would become the Klondike Gold Rush. Find out about Skid Row, a dilapidated urban area that served as the main street in Pioneer Square. And get to know the history of a group of people called the Coast Salish, the ethnically and linguistically related Indigenous peoples that first settled here.

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, May 2019

Guide Cari very good. Access to locked areas you could never go to your own. Don’t miss this it is very good.

Stuart H
, Apr 2019

What a great informative tour, our guide was awesome she new everything you wanted to know about the history of Seattle. Would definitely recommend this tour .

John T
, Apr 2019

Loved the tour. Would definitely like to do the comedy underground. Maybe next time. The tour guy was very knowledgeable.

Julio B
, Apr 2019

Jim was very informative on the History of Seattle and very passionate about the preservation of its history.

Melanie G
, Jan 2019

Well I came across this tour an throught it would make for a fun afternoon. We live in Tacoma and don’t come up north often but thought we’d make a day if it. This tour was informative, interesting and we really enjoyed the details and facts from Dave. He made the tour fun, the group was fairly small so it felt very intimate. I highly recommend for a fun fact filled hour.

Meredith W
, Dec 2018

I was disappointed initially because the doorway advertised a haunted tour, which I hadn't signed up for. But Beneath the Streets just shares space with that company. Tour was interesting and guide Richard was fun.

, Dec 2018

Thursday afternoon tour, Mike was very knowledgeable and made it entertaining and interesting.Highly recommended

Larry I
, Nov 2018

This tour takes you below and above the historic section of Seattle. The history is spellbinding and our tour guide was very entertaining. It was raining the day we went so there were some puddles to deal with so wear comfortable shoes that are appropriate for the weather. This is a walking tour but except for 2 sets of steps (not steep) this is an easy walk. You will never see Seattle the same way again after this tour...we really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to visitors and especially to locals who do not know the rich history of the city.

Maurice H
, Nov 2018

Our guide was amazing! Couldn't have been better. He knew so much history it made for a BETTER TOUR THAN WE COULD HAVE IMAGINED.

, Oct 2018

Very informative provided us with information that I had never heard about enjoy the commentator very glad I went on this tour .

Product code: 36129P1

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