THE SECRETS OF PITTSBURGH REVEALED
Join us for a jaw-dropping walking tour on Pittsburgh's miracle mile, an historic stretch of downtown where a staggering number of events occurred that changed the world. This is history on steroids.
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DETAILS: The tour is led by Haydn Thomas, the dean of Pittsburgh tour guides, and it runs approximately 90 minutes. Space is limited.
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 through pictures. If you'd like to arrange our tour guide to come to your group, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-821-2026.