- 1 hour (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Go underground on a 1-hour walking history tour through Seattle's original neighborhood. Our experienced guides lead small groups through, and beneath, Pioneer Square to the street level that existed in the 1890s. Explore underground pathways that were built more than 120 years ago, learning details on early Seattle history, why these spaces were built, and how they have been used (and misused) over the years. Marvel at how this once Indian encampment has since transformed into one of the 20 largest cities in the United States.
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Small-group tour
- Led by a local guide
- Professional guide
102 Cherry St
119 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Your tour begins at 102 Cherry Street, just off 1st Avenue in Pioneer Square. Here, you'll greet your guide before delving into the depths of underground Seattle and and its history during a subterranean walk through the city’s original neighborhood, Pioneer Square.
Your guide regales you with stories of Seattle’s past, from its role in the Klondike Gold Rush to the notorious Skid Row, once Pioneer Square’s main hub. Wander among darkened passageways, occasionally popping up to street level, as you traverse approximately three blocks and cover more than a century of history.
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes: this 1-hour tour includes six flights of single-story stairs as well as a variety of surfaces, many of them uneven.
Your tour concludes at Occidental Park, around 3 blocks from the start point.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Guide Cari very good. Access to locked areas you could never go to your own. Don’t miss this it is very good.
Loved the tour. Would definitely like to do the comedy underground. Maybe next time. The tour guy was very knowledgeable.
What a great informative tour, our guide was awesome she new everything you wanted to know about the history of Seattle. Would definitely recommend this tour .
Jim was very informative on the History of Seattle and very passionate about the preservation of its history.
Well I came across this tour an throught it would make for a fun afternoon. We live in Tacoma and don’t come up north often but thought we’d make a day if it. This tour was informative, interesting and we really enjoyed the details and facts from Dave. He made the tour fun, the group was fairly small so it felt very intimate. I highly recommend for a fun fact filled hour.
Thursday afternoon tour, Mike was very knowledgeable and made it entertaining and interesting.Highly recommended
This tour takes you below and above the historic section of Seattle. The history is spellbinding and our tour guide was very entertaining. 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. This is a walking tour but except for 2 sets of steps (not steep) this is an easy walk. You will never see Seattle the same way again after this tour...we really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to visitors and especially to locals who do not know the rich history of the city.
Our guide was amazing! Couldn't have been better. He knew so much history it made for a BETTER TOUR THAN WE COULD HAVE IMAGINED.
Very informative provided us with information that I had never heard about enjoy the commentator very glad I went on this tour .
If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do when visiting Seattle, this is the tour. You get to learn some city history, visit the underground and be entertained by a great host! We wanted something to do our last morning in town and this one-hour tour was perfect...not too long or short, and definitely worth the price. Highly recommend it!
The tour was informative and fun. We appreciated Jim’s enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the city’s history.I recommend you book a tour and request Jim as your guide.
Jennifer was exceptional. Extremely good knowledge of history of Seattle and ability to answer all questions from our small group. Highly recommend this tour to all visitors to Seattle area.
My wife, daughter and I had the chance to take the Underground Seattle tour. Well worth the time. Good history. Guide allowed and encouraged questions. He was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour.
It was very insightful and Jennifer, our tour guide, was wonderful and funny with her delivery....good history lesson!
I use Viator Tours exclusively when I'm traveling and always impressed with their excellent tour guides. Jennifer was articulate and very knowledgeable about the history of Seattle. She was engaging and just a fun person to lead us. I've heard about this underground history and made it a point to book it - highly recommended!
Richard was a wonderful story teller and brought the history of Seattle to life for us! Would highly recommend this tour!
The best part of the tour was our guide. I believe she said her name was Janelle. She was so funny! She also provided insights into the skylights that were used to provide light for underground Seattle.
We had fairly conservative expectations going in to this tour, however this tour far outweighed anything we had expected. Our guide was awesome and the information just didn't stop coming. Everyone should experience this part of Seattle history.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared interesting stories about the creation of Seattle. It was fun to be in the underground areas.