So, you think you know Pittsburgh?

Join us for a jaw-dropping, rousing, and hilarious walking tour through a historic stretch of downtown Pittsburgh. We take you to the actual sites where astounding events changed the world.  This is Pittsburgh history on steroids.

Geo. Washington, Braddock, Pa.

DETAILS: The tour is FREE to the public. It is led by Haydn Thomas, the dean of Pittsburgh tour guides, and it runs approximately 90 minutes. Space is limited -- if you'd like to come on the tour -- please email us at historicpittsburgh@yahoo.com with your name and the number of guests you plan to bring -- we'll email you a confirmation.

WHERE:  The tour starts downtown Pittsburgh at The City-County Building 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (at the statue of Mayor Caliguiri). Tours go rain or shine. 

PARKING:  Go here. (In addition, there is a large public parking lot directly across the street from the City-County Building.)

On this tour, we'll visit the sites that changed the world: Where a lookout spotted Pinkerton guards on their way to the infamous Homestead strike--the lookout warned the strikers, and the result was the worst day in American labor history. Where Major James Grant sent hundreds of soldiers to their deaths in one of the stupidest attacks in military history (and, yes, Grant Street is named after him). Where George Westinghouse's revolutionary air brake was given a hair-raising, unplanned tryout--to save a man's life. Where Pittsburghers prevented a full-blown civil war at the high water mark of the Whiskey Rebellion--by throwing a picnic and getting the rebels drunk. Where abolitionists decided to launch the national Republican Party to stop the spread of slavery. Where the modern zombie craze was born -- fans of "Walking Dead" et al. take note. Where the Lewis and Clark expedition really started. And much more. 
Virtual Tour: If your group can't come on our walking tour, for a reasonable fee, we'll bring our Virtual Pittsburgh History Tour to you -- one of our tour guides will come to your group to tell Pittsburgh's amazing story. If you'd like to arrange our tour guide to come to your group, write to us at historicpittsburgh@yahoo.com or call 412-821-2026.

What they're saying about our sister tour, Haunted Pittsburgh: "This isn’t a tacky tourist trap . . . . This walking tour dives deep into Pittsburgh history to unearth forgotten tales, many starring some of the city’s most prominent citizens — and all featuring a good scare or two. Prepare to learn a few juicy Steel City secrets." Pittsburgh Magazine. Read more here.