Coming 2017: Historic Pittsburgh Tours -- a thrilling, information-packed walking tour through historic downtown Pittsburgh, and a spectacular Virtual History Tour where our tour guide brings the tour to your group.

Pittsburgh was forged in the cauldron of a mid-18th century world war. It became an industrial colossus that built a mighty nation. Its history is marked by robber barons, immigrants who staked out neighborhoods and never left, violent labor strife, and unprecedented urban renewal. It is the city of nicknames -- "Iron City," "Smoky City," "City of Bridges," "Hell with the lid off," "The Workshop of the World," "The Arsenal of Democracy," "The Gateway to the West"--and none of them capture its majesty. Pittsburgh is the quintessential American city. 

Sadly, too many people don’t know there used to be a steel mill in Homestead that was among the greatest the world has ever known; who never heard of Jonas Salk, much less that he eradicated polio here; who think Roberto Clemente is a bridge, Arnold Palmer is a drink, and Warhol is a museum.  The astounding, eye-popping history of Western Pennsylvania needs to be told in a way that captures our imaginations.

Pittsburgh's history is anything but boring, and our tour will be anything but boring. Our principal tour guide is the dean of Pittsburgh tour guides, Haydn Thomas, dubbed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as one of Pittsburgh's ambassadors. Prepare to be fascinated!