Due to COVID restrictions, these historical Bus Tours have been paused until 2022.

We go “off the beaten path” with our monthly historical Bus Tours. Sit back and relax and we do the driving, traversing various Pittsburgh neighborhoods to present a specific historical, cultural, or general interest story.

People on a Bus for a Doors Open Tour

We typically visit 4 buildings and, once inside, you will be immersed in storytelling centered around the significance of the structure.

Bus tours are typically held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Cost is $30-$35.

All tours require pre-registration. Registration closes at 5 pm the day prior.

To keep ticket prices affordable, we use yellow buses for our tours unless otherwise noted. 

Buses are not wheelchair accessible.  Please contact us if you have accessibility needs.

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Anticipated Bus Tours for 2022

Come As You Are: Rainbow History Tour

The LGBTQ+ community in Pittsburgh is considerable and proud, but there is more to it than what you might know. DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh will take you on a journey that

Freedom Seekers: Underground Railroad Tour

Pittsburgh was an important stop for hundreds of freedom-seeking slaves heading North in the years before the Civil War, providing a hidden network of safe houses and sympathizers created by

Houses of Freedom: Black Church Tour

Firsthand stories of how the black church has stood as the institution to build community, family, justice, and freedom. Black churches were a major achievement of the Reconstruction era. Black

Intersections of Faith: Pittsburgh Prays Tour

Churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques—they dot the Pittsburgh landscape, but most of us have never been inside a house of worship other than our own. DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh invites you

Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Cemetery Tour

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and host Chris Whitlatch (of UniversalWit) will lead a tour through some of Pittsburgh’s most iconic final resting places. We will travel by bus, starting with a

Rocking the ‘Burgh: Pittsburgh Music Scene

Pittsburgh’s music scene has deep roots dating back to 1789, when British chorister, Edward Tyler, came to Pittsburgh to teach sacred vocal music, leading a choir at McCullough’s Tavern. Traveling

Steel City Roots: Ethnic Neighborhood Tour

Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Czechs, Ukrainians, Croats—these are just some of the ethnic groups that emigrated to America between 1870 and 1910. These are the people who put our Steel City

Strange, but True: Pittsburgh Oddities Tour

If you are into the odd or wacky, or want to see a different side of Pittsburgh, this is the tour for you! You will experience things that may be

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