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Carnegie Walking Tour

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Saturday, October 13
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Carnegie is located approximately seven miles west of Pittsburgh and ten miles east of the Pittsburgh International Airport. Now considered a suburb of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County borough often makes news headlines because of the special events at the recently restored Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the impressive selection of restaurants and shops along Main Street. Historically, though, from 1890 to 1960, Carnegie was a commercial center for the surrounding farming villages and coal-mining camp towns such as Moon Run, Imperial, Oakdale, Kirwan Heights, Sygan, Cecil, and Muse. Explore the Main Street area with docents from PHLF and hear about the community’s resurgence, as well as the early settlers, the notable residents (including baseball hero Honus Wagner), the mills, railroads, commerce, floods, and library––the only one of several thousand permitted to use Andrew’s first and last name.

Paid reservations by Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Fee: members $10; non-members $35 (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF)

Registration is limited to 30 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Docents will lead groups of about 10 to 15 people.

Meeting location: 220 Third Street (Third Street at Third Avenue, across from Third Street Gallery), Carnegie, PA 15106

Ending location: Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The walk is on relatively flat land, until the very last portion when we walk up Beechwood Avenue to the library. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this 1.5 hour tour and refreshments are not provided. Before the tour begins, each participant will be asked to sign his/her name on a form indicating that he/she is “fully able to participate in this PHLF tour and assumes all risk of participation.” This tour is handicap accessible, although we appreciate knowing your needs 48 hours in advance. Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527;

Parking: There are several surface parking lots in Carnegie. Honus Wagner Plaza is at 1 Third Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. Another surface parking lot is adjacent to the Citizens Bank (11 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106).

Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000.


October 13, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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