Shore Excursion Details

Seattle Underground

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

DETAILS

  • 2
    hrs Estimate Duration


OVERVIEW
Explore the remains of the original city that lie beneath Pioneer Square by walking the eerie subterranean passages with a guide that will regale you with stories of Seattle’s raucous past. A raging fire in 1889 destroyed a 25-square-block area and most of the district’s wooden buildings. During the re-construction that followed, fill dirt was added to raise the low-lying swampy streets and retaining walls were built, effectively burying the old city. For decades, this underground world was forgotten, as fire-resistant stone buildings were erected well above the former level of the city. Today, Seattle’s so-called basement is one of the city’s most unusual attractions. As you meander through the tunnel-like passageways, you will see Seattle’s original streets and first-floor storefronts of buildings that have been long buried. It will be like walking through a time capsule. To enhance the experience, the guide will describe the rogues and smugglers that once inhabited Seattle’s underground.



HIGHLIGHTS
• Walk along some of Seattle’s original streets, which have long been buried underground.
• Gain an understanding of how and why parts of the original city were covered over.
• Hear entertaining stories of the ne’er-do-wells that once lived in this underground world.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking. Be prepared for the Underground to be moderately rugged. You’ll encounter flights of stairs, uneven terrain and spotty lighting. Guests must be able to walk on uneven ground and navigate flights of stairs. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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