Pioneer Square

Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district is the site of the city’s original downtown, dating back to 1852. The district is characterized by late nineteenth century brick and stone buildings, and one of the nation’s best surviving collections of Romanesque Revival style urban architecture.

Pioneer Square boasts more unique and independently owned shops than any other part of the city. These dusty bookstores, creaky-floored galleries, small boutiques, and quaint eateries now inhabit the Emerald City’s most historic buildings. It is also home to the popular Seattle Underground Tour, the iconic Smith Tower, and the Klondike Gold Rush Museum – these attractions may only take an hour or two of your time, so if you have the whole day available, plan to hit several.

Address: 1st Ave & Yessler Way

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: n/a
Hours: Varies
Admission: Free
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes

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