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Downtown Walking Tour: Grant Street, from Sixth to Fourth Avenues

May 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am


Friday, May 19
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

$20.00 per person

This tour is limited to 20 participants.
Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on May 18.

Extending from the Monongahela River to Liberty Avenue, Grant Street is Downtown’s grand civic boulevard. With its stellar mix of buildings ranging from historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, along with its boulevard-like quality, it is no surprise that the American Planning Association has designated Grant Street as one of the Great Places in America.

This tour focuses on the section from 4th to 6th Avenues, taking in exceptional works by Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Osterling, Henry Hornbostel, Rafael Guastavino, and Daniel Burnham. It also provides a primer on Pittsburgh’s history from 1758 to the early 20th century and reveals Henry Clay Frick’s great influence on the architectural character of this part of Grant Street.

Tour Meeting Point: Outside Grant Street entrance to the Omni William Penn Hotel, Grant Street near Sixth Avenue

Tour Ending Point: Mellon Square

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time in order to ensure that the tour gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), and wear comfortable shoes. By purchasing a ticket for this tour, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the tour, assume all personal risk during the tour, consent to being photographed during the tour, and permit PHLF to use your image in our communications.

This tour is handicap accessible. Please notify us of your needs two business days in advance of the tour


May 19, 2023
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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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