ORDER: GO HERE. Price: $15. All ordering is done on-line. You can order on-line right up until the time the tour starts. (See IMPORTANT below.)
WHERE: Downtown Pittsburgh -- The City-County Building 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (at the statue of Mayor Caliguiri). (Sorry, there are no public restrooms available at the City-County Building at the time we do our tours)
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PARKING: Go here. (In addition, there is a large public parking lot directly across the street from the City-County Building.) To check on availability at the Pittsburgh parking garages, go here.
On July 9, 1755, a British expedition led by Major General Edward Braddock marched toward the Point to kick the French out once and for all, but the French and their Indian allies intercepted and routed the British. That night, the French and the Indians marched captured British soldiers to Fort Duquesne at the Point, and there--on the banks of the Allegheny facing present day Heinz Field--the Indians tied a dozen British soldiers to stakes and burned them alive.
In that cauldron of blood and wickedness was Pittsburgh born, and the taint of evil lingers still.
And this isn't like those "other" ghost attractions -- the kind that pop up around Halloween then disappear until the following year. This is a serious, year-round venture. And we happen to think the truth is far more interesting--not to mention much scarier--than anything we could possibly make up. We cringe when we're on other tours and hear things so far-fetched they insult our intelligence. So if you are looking for underpaid actors with fake English accents donning ghoul costumes and telling stories that are obviously made up, THIS ISN'T THE TOUR FOR YOU. If you get a thrill when zombie-wannabes, bathed in strobe lights and caked in grotesque make-up, jump out at you, THIS ISN'T THE TOUR FOR YOU. If you are pining to see door knockers transform into the face of Jacob Marley, THIS ISN'T THE TOUR FOR YOU.
But if you like creepy stories about the unexplained in Western Pennsylvania that will raise the hair on the back of your neck and leave you feeling a tad uneasy before you shut out the lights to go to sleep, this is the tour for you. 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 stories, stories that are "meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and beautifully told" (post-gazette.com). If you like a good ghost story with a Pittsburgh twist, Haunted Pittsburgh has what you're looking for.