WHEN:Saturdays to early November. Tours start at 7 p.m. You can order on-line right up until the time the tour starts. WHERE: Our Ghost Guide meets you right outside the LOWER STATION OF THE MONONGAHELA INCLINE (see the yellow star in the picture, left). Address: 73 W. Carson St., Pittsburgh PA 15222. (not the Duquesne Incline--make sure you're at the correct incline!) Don't wander up the incline by yourself -- wait for our guide at the starting point.
ORDER BELOW: All ordering is done on-line. Price: $20 (price includes Incline ride up and back down- see below*). You will not receive a ticket: just give your name to our Ghost Guide at the time of the tour.
IMPORTANT: The tour goes rain or shine; all sales are final and non-refundable.
Welcome to "The Walk of the Doomed" -- where we gather to regale you with the region's greatest tales of ghosts and the supernatural in one of the city's most haunted neighborhoods. The Incline Ghost Tour launches outside the lower end of the very haunted Monongahela Incline (the Incline is a short walk from downtown across the Smithfield Street Bridge. Turn right onto Carson Street -- ya can't miss it!). From there, we'll ride with you to the top of Mount Washington, 369 feet above the city, at a grade of 35 degrees, 35 minutes, on the iconic Monongahela Incline. An acclaimed architectural historian said it best: "The ride up is thrilling, the ride down terrifying; one is obliged to try both."Franklin Toker, Pittsburgh, A New Portrait (2009).*
*The Incline:The Incline is operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County and we have no control over delays associated with it. At the end of the tour, guests are entitled to ride down the Incline without paying immediately after the tour. When the Incline is down for repairs or otherwise, the tour proceeds to Mount Washington on shuttle buses.
Once on top of the Mount, you will take in the spectacular vistas of Pittsburgh's fabled "Golden Triangle" (USA Today's Weekend magazine calls it "the second most beautiful view in America") from one of the region's most haunted neighborhoods, while our Ghost Guide regales you with the chilling tales of Pittsburgh's spectacularly macabre past. This unique, ghostly jaunt is one of the region's great attractions. We are the border patrol between here and the unknown.
We aren't a seasonal Halloween gimmick; we're an all-year endeavor, and we do our walking tours from May through October.
On our tours, you will not encounter actors donning "period" costumes and trying out silly English accents that fade in and out as the evening wears on; nor will actors caked in goofy make-up jump out of the bushes to scare you; and door knobs most assuredly will not transform into the face of Jacob Marley. We have no desire to give your heart a jolt; we much prefer to give your spine a tingle. This is the real deal: we tell good old-fashioned ghost stories, creepy tales--yarns that will get under your skin and leave you feeling a tad uneasy before you shut out the light to go to sleep. Our stories are too good to embellish with cheap theatrics.
INFORMATION ABOUT ORDERING:
●Order right up until the start of the tour. Ordering is done on-line. After you order, you will NOT receive a physical ticket--just give your name to our ghost guide when you arrive at the tour and he or she will check it off our list.
●The tour starts on time, rain or shine, hot or cold. Orders are final and non-refundable.
●We don't go inside buildings, we don't jump out at people to scare them, and we don't try to contact or conjure up ghosts or demons--we tell the stories associated with the sites where we stop.
●TO ORDER: YOU DO NOT NEED A PAY PAL ACCOUNT. (1) Go below and select date and time of the tour you wish to attend. (2) Before you click the "Buy Now" button, scroll down and click on the number of guests you are booking (if you have more than 10 guests--just place more than one order)--each guest is $20. (3) Then click "Buy Now" and PayPal will guide you from there. (NOTE: IF YOU'VE ORDERED AND PAID FOR MORE THAN ONE GUEST, DON'T WORRY THAT THE PAYPAL SCREEN INDICATES THAT THE QUANTITY IS "1"--THIS IS A PAYPAL GLITCH WE CAN'T CONTROL. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF GUESTS YOU'VE PAID FOR--$17 PER GUEST--KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE $10.)