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Walking Sewickley: More Than a Village

Sunday, September 18 | 10:00 am 11:30 am

Sewickley is a Native American word meaning “sweet water”. Join DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh as we explore this sweet suburb of Allegheny County, just upstream of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River.

This tour will provide insight into the past, present and future of Sewickley Village. As a walking community, it is perfect for a stroll through some of the area’s iconic fixtures: a landmark clock, the former homes of prominent architects, an arthouse film theater, and more!


Jay Steele is a retired adjunct professor of Health and Physical Education at CCAC. He is a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in the Observatory Hill section of the Northside. He currently lives in Ross Township with his wife, Carol.

Jay continues to teach historical walking courses/tours for CCAC and the Pitt and CMU Osher programs. In addition, he has been a tour guide for DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation.

Jay’s walking tours and classes have been developed throughout the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and combine his love of exercise, Western Pennsylvania history, and architecture.

TOUR STARTS/ENDS: Corner of Thorn Street and Broad, Sewickley Library, 500 Thorn Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

  • This is a walking tour: 1-2 miles of walking
  • Restrooms are available
  • Photography is allowed
  • Other: A face mask may be needed for parts of the tour.

This tour is brought to you in part by The Fine Foundation, Koppers, and Dollar Bank.

Dollar Bank Logo 2021

Tour Dates:

September 18, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am

And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!

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