Pittsburgh: Architecture and History Tour

Pittsburgh: Architecture and History Tour

From $29 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Coupons for certain restaurant partners
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

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

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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 3 reviews

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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

Fun experience to learn more about the city

February 22, 2020

Very interesting tour that gave a wonderful insight into the history of Pittsburgh. Always happy.

April 4, 2021

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