Looking for a fun way to celebrate Pride in Seattle this month?
Beneath the Streets provides historically-accurate tours of the Seattle Underground in Pioneer Square. Their seasonal Seattle Queer Underground Tour starts after Memorial Day weekend and continues through the summer. It’s the perfect way to commemorate Pride month and learn more about Seattle’s LGBTQ+ history.
Read on for all the details!
The Seattle Queer Underground Tour runs in Pioneer Square in the summer months only. Pioneer Square is Seattle’s oldest neighborhood and is therefore full of history. Most of said history took place below street level, however.
After the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the city was reconstructed to be one story higher. Many of the old streets that are now underground were preserved and can be toured to this day.
This tour in particular is the only one (that we know of) that specifically focuses on Seattle’s LGBTQ+ history. You’ll get to learn about what the underground night life in Pioneer Square was like as well as “how Seattle became a queer cultural mecca.”
If you plan to go, keep a few things in mind. You must be 21 or older to embark on this tour. Tours include no more than 25 people at a time. Typically this tour runs at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
You have until September 1st to experience this unique part of Seattle’s history! After that the Seattle Queer Underground Tour won’t be back until next summer.
Hot tip: You can also book this experience as a private tour if you prefer. Private tours start at $250 per group and are available seven days a week.
Get tickets and more info on the Beneath the Streets website.
Seattle Queer Underground Tour
Where: 102 Cherry St. in Pioneer Square
When: select dates between June 8 and September 1, 2023