Explore Pittsburgh up close and personal. Discover the events and people that shaped Pittsburgh, such as the Great Fire of 1845, Mr. Frick’s Revenge, the Wall Street of Pittsburgh, and our first great victory over Cleveland.
Explore magnificent buildings, uncover quirky public art, discuss the best places to eat and whatever else intrigues you.
Tour Dates/Times: Saturday, June 19, July 24, August 7, and September 18. Tours are offered at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on each date.
Tour Starts/Ends: Market Square, at the clock in the courtyard, Downtown.
Masks are required for entry. Tour group size is limited to encourage social distancing.
Please reserve your tickets in advance.
Tour Host: Alan Irvine is an acclaimed storyteller and tour guide. He has been telling stories of Pittsburgh history for over 30 years. Lonely Planet guidebooks gave his tours their Top Choice ranking (2012). He has recorded 2 CDs of stories of area history, and many award-winning CDs of other types of stories. He teaches courses in Pittsburgh history for University of Pittsburgh’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as teaching Sociology at Robert Morris University.