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- Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour -

Experience the steel city

Learn how Pittsburgh became what it is today on this walking tour of downtown. You'll see the oldest building in Pittsburgh, you'll see the only building to survive the Great Fire of 1845, you'll see the site of the first modern movie theater and much more.

By the end of this entertaining tour, you'll know Pittsburgh's fascinating history, from its humble beginnings as a military fort to its growth into the most industrial city in the world and how it reinvented into 'America's Most Liveable City.' The best way to do Pittsburgh sightseeing is up close in downtown Pittsburgh with Free Pittsburgh Walking Tours.

What Will You Discover?

The First modern movie theater
Oldest Building in Pittsburgh
World’s first all aluminum building
Point State Park
The Cultural District
world’s smallest chinatown
And much more!
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Pay what you want

We are the only Pittsburgh walking tour that lets YOU choose the price. At the end of your tour, you have the option to give your guide as little or as much payment as you'd like. Cash, credit/debit cards and Venmo are accepted.

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So, I grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh and thought I knew the city. Russel helped me to discover new reasons to move and miss Pittsburgh. (I now live in Scottsdale, AZ). He is open to answering questions and exploring ideas you have from seeing the greatness of this city. Check this tour our, tip him well...crafts like this is what makes this country and city GREAT! Have fun!

Anita L.Scottsdale, AZ

On our first trip to Pittsburgh we found this tour and jumped at the opportunity at a guided tour of the city! We met Russell and walked through the business district for an hour and learned about some of the history, development and architecture of the area. Proceeded to a three hour driving tour and visited the Strip District, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh University, Oakland and took a trip up one of the inclines. Russell was a fantastic guide. He offered many historical and interesting facts about the early and current days living in Pittsburgh. I recommend this tour to anyone wanting a thorough tour of the city. Thanks again to Russell.

Cori S.Toronto, Canada

Was surprised at first to find a free or “pay what you can” tour for my fiancé and I. This was such an awesome experience and gave us more than enough knowledge to walk away with. Saw some of the oldest and historic places in DT and dove into the true spirit of Pittsburgh. Duration of the tour was perfect as well. I would definitely recommend for anyone in the area looking for any type of tour! Russell was very professional and informative the entire time! 10 of 10 would recommend!

Bryce S.
Bryce S.Raleigh, North Carolina

This tour was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. If you're looking for a comprehensive Pittsburgh experience then look no further! Russell is knowledgeable and passionate. I especially appreciated the thoughtful answers he gave to all my questions! 10/10 would do again.

Stephanie L.Burke, Virginia

This 90-minute walking tour is informative, fun, and a perfect thing to do if you want to get to know this interesting city a bit more. Russell kept the energy up, provided a history lesson, included many fun facts, and took me past many buildings and sights I would have otherwise ignored. A perfect introduction to Pittsburgh. Thank you Russell!

Amelia M.Baden, Switzerland

Russell has given me an unforgettable time in Pittsburg. I enjoyed the best views, learned a lot about Pittsburg, saw great places, waved Amish and visited the wonderful Fallingwater. I can only recommend his tours to everyone that is planning to visit Pittsburgh. Ask for an individual tour, especially if you have little time and would like to see as many as you can. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks Russell for the great days and beautiful music

Nikola M.Frankfurt, Germany

What a brilliant tour guide! Never done one of these and we were in such capable hands. Our guide was so knowledgeable and easy to listen to, you could tell the passion was true. Would thouroughly recommend to anyone visiting Pittsburgh; this tour is a must

Rob S.London

Having never been to Pittsburgh, I was hoping to find an experience where I’d get the most bang for my buck-luckily, Free Pittsburgh Tours delivered! The tour guide was knowledgeable, quirky, and totally entertaining. He was also flexible to the personal needs of the group, which was greatly appreciated. I would definitely recommend this tour for any age group wanting to see Pittsburgh from a different point of view!!

Katelyn V.Colorado