Guided tour

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beneath the Streets

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beneath the Streets

From US$ 29.03 per person

Explore Seattle from a different angle and go below Pioneer Square. Take a walk through three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's and learn about Seattle's forgotten history.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at 1890’s architecture
  • Explore three underground passageways
  • Learn about the Seattle fire that destroyed the city
Full description

Take a journey back in time on a guided tour below the streets of Seattle. Explore over 4 city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and wander through 3 underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890s. Learn the history of Seattle's construction and about the tragedy that befell the city and its habitants along the way. Follow along as your guide regales you with fascinating true stories of how Seattle was born and the tragedies that befell it as it formed, including the Seattle Fire.

Learn about the rebirth of Seattle after the fire, and the decision to raise the city streets out of the swampy grounds. See where retaining walls were added alongside the streets and filled to make new roads several feet above where they originally stood.

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Look for the Beneath the Streets black and purple sign. Take the stairs down to the reception desk.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • There are six flights of stairs along the tour route and no elevator access
  • Strollers may be carried up and down stairs or may be stored in the ticket office for the duration of the tour
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price
  • Masks are required for all guests 2 and older for the inside, underground, portions of our tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 525 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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The tour was engaging and taught us little known facts about Seattle. It would be a difficult activity for small children but perfect for ages 7 and up. The stairs are a little steep but not too bad. If it is raining or chilly outside, dress for the weather. It was drippy and cold underground (we expected this though.)

January 8, 2023

Seattle Underground Tour is the best hour of entertainment in town. We took a week off to kick around Seattle and Puget Sound. We took in a couple of movies and other activities and none of it stuck with us like this tour. The Guides are beyond professional. They bring a hidden story of the past to life better than any book or website can. The tours go 7 days a week. We took the 10:30 AM tour. A great way to start a vacation day in the city!

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November 7, 2022

Our first time in Seattle and it was between this and the ghost tour. We opted for the underground tour and it did not disappoint. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He’s must’ve done this tour a million times but he was full of excitement while giving us our tour.

October 26, 2022

Product ID: 266752