Neighborhood Walking Tour: Strip District
October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20.00
Tuesday, October 25
10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$20.00 per person
This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants. (Tickets will not be available after October 24.)
You will receive a ticket with a QR Code by e-mail. Please PRINT and bring it with you for the tour.
The Strip District is a vibrant amalgamation of Pittsburgh’s past, present, and imagined future. It is probably best known locally for food sellers and other businesses that reflect the neighborhood’s long immigrant history. In its 200-plus-year history, however, the Strip has been a site of industry, the region’s wholesale produce distribution hub, a center for nighttime dining and entertainment, and, most recently, home to Pittsburgh’s burgeoning technology sector.
The Strip’s ongoing evolution is mirrored in its architecture. Across a sprawling neighborhood, you will see everything from a small, two-story building constructed as a public bathhouse in 1911 to recent office buildings for the technology companies that have given the Strip a new nickname, “Robotics Row.” Preservation and repurposing of historic buildings have been key to the revitalization of the Strip in the last 20 years, and the tour will center on the historic buildings through which the Strip’s fascinating history is told.
Tour Meeting Point: St. Patrick Church, 1711 Liberty Avenue (near the corner of 17th Street and Liberty), Pittsburgh 15222. Enter the garden from 17th Street and meet near the church’s steps.
Tour Ending Point: The Terminal, outside the public passageway at Smallman and 17th Streets
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 2 business days in advance of the tour.