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Walking Pittsburgh

See also: Walking and Hiking.

Self-Guided Walks


Guided Tours

  • Homewood Cemetery Guided Walking Tours
    The Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund offers two walking tours in the summer, from August through the first week of November on alternating Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
    Ask about their various bus and walking tours. Note that many must be scheduled 10 days to three weeks in advance and some have a 10 person minimum.
  • Sierra Club - Allegheny Group: Outings
    The local chapter of the Sierra Club offers walks in their Events/Outings section, where they will also list walks by other groups.
  • Venture Outdoors
    Venture Outdoors also posts walking activities from other organizations. Search for "hiking" activities (ALL organizations).

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Books & Articles

Fifield, Barringer
Seeing Pittsburgh
F159.P63 F54 1996
A collection of walking and driving architectural tours written and photographed by two non-Pittsburghers. A great way to explore the city! From the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Whirlwind Walk: Architecture and Urban Spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh
PENNA F159.P63 W55 2011x
Updated and expanded, Whirlwind Walk is the first fully-illustrated comprehensive walking tour guidebook to many of the principal buildings and public spaces in downtown Pittsburgh. Published by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, which offers a short Whirlwind Tour brochure.
  • Pittsburgh Walking Map
    Unique 4-color map and mini-guide to buildings and attractions in key city areas (Downtown on one side, Oakland on the other). 400 bldgs, parking and sights, mini-guide to 46 points of interest, capsule restaurant reviews, new riverfront attractions. Order online from Know Where to Go Pittsburgh.



Can't Walk?

  • Molly's Trolleys
    A Pittsburgh-based charter service specializing in conferences, meetings, group tours, weddings, and other special events.
  • Just Ducky Tours
    For the more adventurous, Just Ducky offers a fun-filled trip through Pittsburgh in a vintage World War II amphibious vehicle, able to drive from land into water.