Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

408 Reviews | Seattle, USA

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
A note about this tour
Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test will be required beginning Oct. 25th per Count Health Order. Masks are currently required for all guests, even those fully vaccinated. If you cannot wear a mask due to medical conditions, we are sorry but we are unable to accommodate you on our tour.


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



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Average 4.63 out of 5 stars based on 408 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Adventure35546621431, Nov 2021 Verified
It was a lovely experience and the tour guide had a lot of energy and great information. You walk around the streets and underground so it’s a mix of both.
frankp469, Nov 2021 Verified
This is a fantastic tour that gives you a glimpse of how Seattle was built by the pioneers. Dave, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned more about Seattle on this tour than anything else we did on our short stay. This is a must do while visiting this fun city.
Stacy_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Very fun and informative tour. So much fascinating history to Seattle. Our guide Jennifer was the BEST. She knew her Seattle History and made this tour fun and entertaining. She’s really funny! Thanks for a great tour!
Amanda_J, Nov 2021 Verified
A lot different than the last tour I went on over 10 years ago but full of new information. I loved seeing all the buildings and knowing there was a lot of history beneath the ground that we don’t think about.
Barbara_E, Nov 2021 Verified
I liked learning that the UW got started in order to get the government grant money. Water back-up problems were also interesting and comical.
lalife7, Nov 2021 Verified
We were there early November-2021, very cold but Richard made the underground and above ground history very engaging and fascinating!! I would recommend the tour with Richard!!!Sad part was we didn’t have cash to tip him at the end of the tour!!
christophermoore89, Nov 2021 Verified
I think I learned more about Seattle in this tour than in all the museums we visited. It was particularly fun with Richard as our guide— a great voice for storytelling!
Amanda_G, Nov 2021 Verified
Jennifer did an amazing job bringing Seattle history to life. As a fourth generation Seattleian (is this a word) she shared interesting stories and great visuals to accentuate her tales.
Mark_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Hard to be the city today what it came from, sludge and sawdust streets. Huge fire and an Indian Chief that brought people together. Pretty cool!!
carlacO9685SX, Nov 2021 Verified
Chuck was awesome! He had the best jokes and definitely made a history lesson fun! It was an interesting tour but chuck was definitely the highlight.

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