Pittsburgh June 19, 2016
These 10 Unique Places in Pittsburgh Are An Absolute Must-See . . . And Soon!
Stroll through Pittsburgh or one of its neighborhoods one afternoon. You’ll likely be surprised by the new places you discover. Unique places abound in Pittsburgh, especially if you know where to look. Here are 10 must see places in Pittsburgh that are worth checking out:
1. Bayernof Music Museum
Bayernof Music Museum
takes visitors on a musical adventure with its collection of unique instructions, including the Reginaphone Music Box, an early version of a jukebox, an Aeolian Orchestrelle keyboard, and an eclectic assortment of music boxes. The O'Hara Township Museum welcomes visitors by appointment only.
2. Forbes Field Wall
Forbes Field meant Pittsburgh Pirates baseball for generations of baseball fans: Roberto Clemente, perhaps the greatest of all Pirates, played the majority of his career at Forbes Field and Bill Mazeroski hit his famous 1960 World Series home run there.
Watch it here.
Forbes Field is long gone but you can still visit the outfield wall. Forbes Field Wall is located on Roberto Clemente Drive.
3. Monongahela Incline
The Duquesne Incline seems to get all the attention but Pittsburgh is also home to the
, which first debuted in 1870. The cable car, a part of the Pittsburgh Port Authority, inches up the side of Mount Washington at six miles an hour and promises a spectacular view of the Pittsburgh skyline.
4. Engine House 25
Engine House 25 offers something for everyone. Baseball fans can visit the Roberto Clemente Museum. Engaged couples will find the perfect backdrop for a spectacular wedding and reception. And, wine connoisseurs can visit the Wine Cellar. Get a better look at
Engine House 25 here
5. City of Asylum
City of Asylum welcomes writers who face persecution in their own home countries. These exiled writers spend approximately two years in Pittsburgh, receiving a stipend to create publishable writing. The City of Asylum hosts public events throughout the year, including concerts, films, poetry readings, and children's story times. Learn more about the City of Asylum and how you can visit or get involved
6. Freedom Corner
Freedom Corner in the Hill District plays homage to the 1950s and 1960s civil rights leaders. The corner of Centre and Crawford Streets has been, since the 1960s, the launching point for civil rights demonstrations in the city. Carlos Peterson and Howard Graves of the Hill District created the Freedom Corner Monument.
7. St. Anthony's Chapel
St. Anthony's Chapel
in Pittsburgh gives visitors a rare glimpse into the history of Catholicism with its approximately 5,000 relics, second only to the collection of the Vatican in Rome. Visitors can also stroll through the Father Mollinger Museum or browse the Chapel Shop.
8. The Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh
Travel the world in an afternoon by visiting the Nationality Rooms at The University of Pittsburgh. Each room represents a nationality of Pittsburghers – Africa, Austria, China, Germany, France, and Poland, to name just a few – who immigrated to Pittsburgh. For public tour hours,
9. Woodville Plantation
Woodville Plantation in Bridgeville, about 20 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, introduces visitors to the 18th century home of John and Presley Neville. Join a guided tour during which time a docent will take you through the plantation, describing the pivotal role the home played in the Whiskey Rebellion. To plan your visit to Woodville Plantation,
Pay tribute to comics and cartoons with a visit to the
. The ToonSeum is geared toward adults and features such exhibits as Capital America, which celebrates 75 years of the popular comic. The ToonSeum frequently hosts events and offers summer workshops for children.
How many of these must see places in Pittsburgh have you visited? Will you add any to your Pittsburgh bucket list?