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British Connections: Downtown Walking Tour

September 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

British Connections: Downtown Walking Tour
Wednesday, September 7
10:00 a.m. to Noon

Meeting and ending location:
Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh (Grant Street entrance)
530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Tour fare: $5.00 per person
PHLF Members: Free

Advance paid reservations required: (412-471-5808, ext. 527). This tour is limited to 30 people.

Tour guides from PHLF will lead an entertaining walk in downtown Pittsburgh highlighting British connections in architecture, art, literature and even street names. You’ll hear what Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope had to say about Pittsburgh, and tour civic, religious, and commercial buildings associated with the Penn family, William Pitt, James Grant, and John Forbes, among others. Participants will briefly visit the Duquesne Club, Trinity Cathedral, First Presbyterian Church, Dollar Bank’s Heritage Center (with an original deed signed by John Penn), City-County Building, and First English Lutheran Church.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.


September 7, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633