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
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative 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 221 reviews

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Took my family from out of town on this tour and we loved it. Dave was so insightful and we were delighted to find how respectful and educational this tour is of the indigenous tribes that occupied this area before the settlers arrived. We learned so much about everything from how Seattle was founded and built to relevant facts about the city as it is today (with a ton of good restaurant and neighborhood recommendations). If you want to learn more about the Seattle this hour long tour is the best thing you could do. I would do this again in a heartbeat with other visitors.

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December 15, 2021

I was unaware of this attraction until recently. I was therefore also unaware of the history of Seattle and how it came to be raised up down near the waterfront. The tour was interesting. I would say we spent 2/3 of the time on street level and 1/3 of the time below ground via some access points along the route. It was raining on the day of our tour and we borrowed an umbrella from the Underground Walking Tour company. Note that the tour does not end where it starts, so they took the umbrellas back at the end of the tour and we had to walk back to the starting point -- where our car was parked -- without an umbrella and got wet. I would have gladly paid a refundable deposit with the promise that we would take it back. The information shared during the tour was genuinely interesting. The group size allowed for us to all be close enough to the tour guide to hear them. There is an opportunity to tip your guide at the end, which we did. Make sure you have cash on you. :)

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December 8, 2021

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

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