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Neighborhood Walking Tour: Sharpsburg—A Rivertown Revival

September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saturday, September 9
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

$20.00 per person

This tour is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on September 8.

Purchase a ticket below.

Join our docents on a walk back in time and into the future of Sharpsburg. This community on the Allegheny River has been home, at various times, to the Seneca tribe of Native Americans, sturdy pioneers, and immigrants who labored on the Pennsylvania Canal, railroads, mills, and factories. Famously the birthplace, in 1869, of what would eventually become the H. J. Heinz Company, Sharpsburg is now part of the Triboro Ecodistrict—a collaboration of Sharpsburg and the neighboring river towns of Millvale and Etna to promote sustainable community development. Tour participants will see a wonderful mixture of historic buildings that give character and distinction to the resilient community that has withstood floods, fires, and the impact of the canal, railroad, and Route 28.

Tour Meeting Point: Guyasuta Square, Intersection of Main and N. Canal Streets, Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Tour Ending Point: Guyasuta 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.


September 9, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 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