Guided tour

Pittsburgh: Downtown History and Architecture Tour

Activity provider: Walk the Burgh Tours

Pittsburgh: Downtown History and Architecture Tour

Activity provider: Walk the Burgh Tours

From US$ 28 per person

Explore the heart of downtown Pittsburgh learning of its opulent past. Visit must-see historical landmarks, beautiful squares, and fascinating pieces of public art.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beauty of downtown Pittsburgh, as well as the legacy of its industrial past and notorious billionaire residents
  • Immerse yourself in the city's history, scenery and architecture
  • Learn how titans of the steel and railroad industries built opulent towers and office buildings still in use to this day
Full description
Join this tour to explore the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh and its unique architecture by foot with a knowledgable local guide. See the city's "Golden Triangle" which includes Point State Park and the Financial and Cultural Districts and learn of the city's wealth and opulence at it turned into an industrial powerhouse in the 1800 and 1900's. The tour highlights the best of the "Burgh" but also points out unseen details and hidden gems. Walk down major avenues and explore small alleyways which will give you a great introduction to the city of Pittsburgh.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Coupons for certain restaurant partners
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour. The meeting point is at 1049 Penn Ave, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA 15222, on the side of the David Lawrence Convention Center. Look for the white bike in the window.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Distance covered is about 2 miles/3.5km and walking is at a leisurely pace
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time as you will need to check-in and sign a waiver
  • Please leave a working mobile number so the local partner can contact you regarding any weather-related issues
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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I was initially worried about taking a walking tour (I am very out of shape), but it ended up being a really nice pace. Kane is an awesome guide and made sure we had plenty of time to really look at things along the way. He mentioned a few nearby places to eat and shop as we were close to them, and added in several other tidbits about the city.

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October 24, 2022

My wife and I like taking city tours when we are out of town. We had a great walk and learned a ton about Pittsburgh or Pittsburg (Take the tour Yinz to learn about this). These tours give meaning to the things you see. We had a wonderful guide who made was fun and knew her stuff.

June 14, 2021

Corrie was a fantastic tour guide. She was personable, knowledgeable and fun! There were just the two of us on the tour this day, so we had a private tour. My husband was thrilled as he could ask as many questions as he wanted and didn't have to wait! We would highly recommend Corrie and this tour to anyone who is interested in architecture and the history of Pittsburgh.

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November 24, 2019

Product ID: 290930