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Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

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Seattle, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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
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Disposable masks available for purchase at $1.00 each for guests unable to provide their own mask

Departure Point

102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Return Details

119 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beneath the Streets
Beneath the Streets focuses on factual, historical information that details the birth of our city, 1890’s architecture, and several other stories including the Klondike Gold Rush, Skid Row, and the Coast Salish Peoples that first inhabited the area. Our tour guides participate in workshops on cultural traditions and history with special guest historians and Native Tribal members as continual professional development.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pioneer Square
We cover four city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and explore three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's. You'll see and hear the history of the neighborhood from both the original and current street levels.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Beneath The Streets

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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." See review
  • "The tour is only one hour, so great for kids." See review

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Underground learning experience
Michelle_G
, Dec 2020
I loved the small group. The tour guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. We learned a lot of early Seattle.
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Fabulous tour of Seattle’s underground
Kelly_B
, Nov 2020
Loved every moment of learning history and touring the unique beginnings of Seattle. We learned so much and had some great laughs as our tour guide told some fun jokes.
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Great experience, highly recommend!
Monica_M
, Nov 2020
We had an amazing time! It was so fascinating to learn about the history of Seattle. Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Seattle!
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delia_r
, Nov 2020
Worth making time for. Fascinating information! The tour will give you a better appreciation for Seattle, its founders, and its developers.
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Ashlen_C
, Nov 2020
Loved hearing about all the local history and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very cool to see the old storefront
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Informative and Interesting
Aretina_B
, Nov 2020
I enjoyed everything about your. The guide knew what he was talking about. His love for Seattle was evident.
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Great tour of the tunnels below pioneer square
Mark_G
, Oct 2020
This was a very interesting tour regarding the massive series of tunnels that are located below the pioneer square sidewalks. You got to check this out ...
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Great experience
Andy
, Oct 2020
Tour was very interesting and comprehensive. Our tour guide was wonderful. Highly recommended for first timers in Seattle.
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Awesome
Tina_H
, Oct 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable and described the whole tour easily! I was certainly impressed with the set-up as well!
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Amazing
mitchel_l
, Oct 2020
The guide was excellent and gave great info about the streets and city itself. I would highly recommend to all people to are just visiting the city or people who have lived here all their lives.
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