Guided tour

Pittsburgh: Troy Hill & Spring Garden Staircase Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walk the Burgh Tours

Pittsburgh: Troy Hill & Spring Garden Staircase Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walk the Burgh Tours

From US$ 29.95 per person

Learn about the history and significance of this form of pedestrian travel in the Troy Hill and Spring Garden districts. Join this walking journey through some of Pittsburgh's most iconic staircases.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb up and down several flights of stairs for an active educational adventure
  • Take an insightful guided journey through the Troy Hill and Spring Garden areas
  • Learn about the history and importance of public stairways in the city
  • Discover a unique side to the city of Pittsburgh and the local culture
  • See why staircases are such a convenient way to get around such a big city
Full description

Join this unique adventure to discover some of the more than 800 stairways located throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Walk up and down the iconic public staircases, particularly emblematic of the Troy Hill and Spring Garden neighborhoods.

While Pittsburgh is commonly known as the "City of Bridges", it also tops the charts in the number of public steps. Take a guided adventure through two local neighborhoods to discover the relevant but undervalued stairways used every day by local people.

Learn about the history and special significance of this special form of pedestrian travel and the two neighborhoods that played essential roles in the city's early economic development.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Tips for tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Look for Noble Invention Tours, with a white bicycle in the window.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Keep in mind this tour requires participants to climb up some 150-step staircases and go down flights of 200 steps, occasionally navigating uneven terrain
  • The walking distance is approximately 2 miles

Product ID: 420665