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Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour provided by Beneath the Streets

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Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

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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 Indigenous dwelling to its Gold Rush days and up through its current state as a thriving modern neighborhood on this walking tour.
You'll start at
102 Cherry St
102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104, USALook for the black awning over the sidewalk; the stairs beneath will lead right to the check-in desk.
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    Beneath the Streets
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pioneer Square
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
119 S Main St
119 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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  • 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 Indigenous encampment to the 1890s to today
  • Seattle history tour covers the basics while leaving time for other sightseeing
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 Coast Salish 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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Departure Point
102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Return Details
119 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ve Pa wrote a review 02 Apr
Montreal, Canada22 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a nice time during the tour but it seemed very fast! We saw lots of interesting things and learned a lot of history but we walked through so quickly we didn't see many details. I recommend this tour but maybe slow down the pace! Good size group, just enough that it's not
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Date of experience: May 2019
Faunawolf wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
I've lived in Seattle for two years and had only the vaguest notion of there being an 'underground city'. This tour dispelled that as a myth and provided a lot of interesting Colonial tidbits. Our guide sounded super scripted, as if he was reading a manual, but did fill the
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Date of experience: March 2020
heat wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
unusual tour, experienced knowledgeable guide, tour size not too big, easy to keep up and not overly physical
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Date of experience: September 2019
Lisa B wrote a review Mar 2020
Andover, Massachusetts3 contributions
Very informative and good tour. I found it well designed and executed. Much information that you couldn't find everywhere.
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Date of experience: March 2020
kmschnell wrote a review Mar 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin9 contributions2 helpful votes
Super cool to get a tour of the underground of Seattle. Wish there was a little more spook factor (the office & bathrooms honestly seemed the most haunted! lol), but our tour guide was very informative and we got to go in parts that were not open to the public.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Great tour. Wonderfully informative.
I learned so much during this 90 minute tour. Our guide, Dave, was entertaining and kept us engaged.
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The best tour we did in Seattle!
We loved learning all of Seattle's history and our tour guide Jim was energetic and informative. Learned so much th
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A night of vice
We had family in from Texas and wanted a fun walking tour of Seattle. We decided on the Vice tour. We learned a lot
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Awesome tour!
We went on a tour with Dave to discover the "underground" of Seattle. It was a great tour that gave us a really int
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Disappointed !
This was a huge disappointment- a couple of basement areas, a corner of a wall, and too much talking to fill up the
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Take the Tour
Learned some interesting history about Seattle, including how my own country, Canada, was involved! I'd recommend t
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Eduardo S
Incredible the tour...
a very different way to know a city, and particulary Seattle that has a 2nd city below the actual city..???, to wal
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Beneath the Streets Seattle
We highly recommend this interesting and informative tour—perfect for all ages. Don’t be misled by the entrance: t
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Morning tour on Veterans Day
Dave led a great tour of the underground locations that the tour has access to and it was very informative and hist
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Informative AND very entertaining!
My husband and I had a great time from easy online tickets to the costumer agent on site who was friendly, offered
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Underground Seattle Tour
Great tour of what Seattle use to be, sadly it is under advertised. I mention it to travelers whenever I can and st
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Interesting historical tour
Interesting to understand how Seattle was built and visit some underground bits but lots above ground. Small sized
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Beneath the streets historic tour
Awesome tour guide Mike. Funny and enthusiastic and well worth it historically accurate. Highly recommended.
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Interesting and entertaining tour
We did the nighttime red light district tour which provided a very colourful insight into the (at times) sordid pas
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Fun tour
Richard did a great job during this tour. He had lots of information and spoke up so we could all hear, even thoug
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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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