2018 Insider Tours

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Below is the list of Insider Tours that were available during DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh 2018.

ALCOSAN Insider Tour

Neighborhood: Northside

Where does the water from your bathtub go? What about all that rainwater after a summer storm? How does ALCOSAN work every day to keep our rivers and streams clean for this generation and the next? H... Learn More
Cost: Free Get Tickets
Behind-the-Scenes Avian Hospital and Guided Tour

Neighborhood: Northside

Dr. Pilar Fish, Director of Veterinary Medicine, and her outstanding team provide the National Aviary's birds with dedicated prenatal, natal and preventative care, as well as cutting-edge surgical and... Learn More
Cost: $40 Get Tickets
Daniel Burnham - American Architect and Urban Designer

Neighborhood: Downtown

Burnham, a prominent Chicago architect and one of the first to design steel-framed skyscrapers launched his success with the design of the 1893 Chicago World Fair. He developed the first major modern... Learn More
Cost: $25 Get Tickets
Desmone Architects

Neighborhood: Downtown

A walk through the Desmone Architecture office space in an iconic historic bank building where Lawrenceville meets the Strip District. The tour includes a look at the original banking area and the va... Learn More
Cost: $5 Get Tickets
Highs and Lows of Classical Architecture in Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

The classical orders of architecture have roots in Ancient Greece, and they defined the appearance of Ancient Rome. A couple thousand years later, the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders are the basic... Learn More
Cost: $15 Get Tickets
Incremental Sustainable Housing: The Module Demo Unit

Neighborhood: Downtown

Imagine being able to pop off the roof or walls of your home and quickly installing a new addition -- Module homes can do just t... Learn More
Cost: $5 Get Tickets
Modern Public Art, Artists + Architecture

Neighborhood: Downtown

Beginning with the monumental outdoor mosaic installed by artist Virgil Cantini in 1964 and slated for removal and relocation in the near future, join Design Nation for a guided walking tour exploring... Learn More
Cost: $15 Get Tickets
Notorious Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

Behind the facades of some of Pittsburgh's beautiful buildings lurks a seedier past. Chris will take you for a loop of the Blvd Allies, across Grant Street and back again, sharing stories from prohib... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Oakland Modern: Art, Architecture & Interiors

Neighborhood: Oakland

Join the Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh for a curated walking tour of mid-20th-century modern and postmodern architecture, and related sites of public art and design throughout... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Pittsburgh 2030 District

Neighborhood: Downtown

Join the Pittsburgh 2030 District staff for a walking tour in Downtown showcasing how some of Pittsburgh's most recognizable buildings are pursuing high performance and sustainability. The Pittsburgh... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Retail Ramble: A Tour of Best-Loved Department Stores

Neighborhood: Downtown

Where are five Department Stores in downtown Pittsburgh?   You'll see them on this tour.  You'll recognize their architectural features and learn about these turn of the ... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Sinners and Saints - A Captured::Pittsburgh Downtown Photography Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

We invite you to join Captured::Pittsburgh in a photography tour of the houses of Pittsburghers Sinners and Saints. We'll start the tour with a visit to the home of Allegheny County's (and the City o... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Soldiers & Sailors Vault Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

Tour Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum with Tim Neff VP/Director of Museum and Education. Get a chance to peek inside one of the museum's unique storage areas known as the "vault&... Learn More
Cost: $30 Get Tickets
Spiritual Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

The roots of spirituality run deep in Pittsburgh's history. Discover ancient and tribal lore that preceded our skyline, including some legends that have been kept in the dark! Hear Melissa tell stor... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Taking Liberty: Pittsburgh's Red Light District Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

Flashback to the late 1970's, when Liberty Avenue was home to vice instead of art."Taking Liberty" is Pittsburgh's tour through the former red light district. Chris will share stories... Learn More
Cost: $20 Get Tickets
The Benter Foundation/Avenue Four Analytics

Neighborhood: Downtown

Pittsburgh's Wall-Street-Fourth-Avenue signaled the city's booming financial and industrial prominence in its architecture. From 1890-1910, numerous banks and significant oil and manufacturing firms b... Learn More
Cost: Free Get Tickets
The History and People of Central Catholic High School

Neighborhood: Oakland

Opened in 1927 with an inaugural class of 488 boys from 42 surrounding parishes in the central section of the city, Central Catholic High School has a 90-year legacy of educating young men. Guided by... Learn More
Cost: Free Get Tickets

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