Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a fun and informative walking tour underneath Seattle's oldest neighborhood, Pioneer Square. The tour starts at Doc Maynard's Public House where guests are given a short tour introduction before proceeding to explore about three blocks of the underground alleys. Comical tour guides tell Seattle's history with a good amount of humor and plenty of anecdotes.
The tour runs for 75 minutes and is recommended for ages 7 and up.
Things to See & Do
Buy your tickets and head to Doc Maynard's Public House, a restored saloon from the 1890s, for the start of the tour. Tour schedules vary depending on the month. Check their website for an updated list.
Get a to know a little more about Bill Speidel, the man who founded the Underground Tour in 1954. Grab a copy of Sons of the Profits, a book written by Bill based on the history of the Pioneer Square tour.
Get a souvenir of your Underground Tour experience at the Rogues Gallery.
Order snacks and refreshments at the Underground Cafe or get a tour-and-lunch combo.
If you still have the time for a walking tour of Pioneer Square at night, don't miss the Underworld Tour meant only for adults ages 21 and up.
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