Guided tour

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

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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  • Marvel at 1890’s architecture
  • Explore three underground passageways
  • Learn about the Seattle fire that destroyed the city
Full description
Take this 1-hour journey back in time and allow your guide to take you below the streets of Seattle. Explore over four city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and wander through three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's. Learn the historical details leading to the birth of Seattle as it is knows today, 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.
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present physical or digital proof that you've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children under 12 years old and people with medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination must provide either a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 190 reviews

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Mike Daughtry was our tour guide, and was funny, pleasant, and the typically charismatic type you might find from an underground Seattle drummer! He was very knowledgeable on Seattle’s “rich” history and it’s apparent he’s gone out of his way to make the most of your experience! The locations “underground “ and above are intriguing, and leave you in awww. I’m ORIGINALLY from Washington, and did not know 10% of what learned!

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July 29, 2021

This is where I would go to learn about the history of Seattle. As a 4th generation Seattlite our guide, Jessica, was very knowledgeable about the beginnings of the city and imparted her knowledge in a funny, easy to follow manner. You could tell she knew more than she had time to share. Your is both underground and above ground. It is quite warm underground on hot days and can be rather wet down there too when it’s raining.

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June 30, 2021

Very informative and interesting. My teenager and young adult children were thinking my choice of fun was boring. But they walked away wanting more stories and looked at Seattle in entirely different way. They loved it! Our guide is passionate about the city and we thank him for it! Very recommended.

May 5, 2021

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