THE PITTSBURGH GHOST TOUR


WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays May to early November starting at 7 p.m. (Tours usually run from 85 minutes to 2 hours)

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.

ABOUT THE TOUR: Read what the media says about us here. We are the curators of Pittsburgh's nightmares, the archivists of its fears, the trustees of all things that go "bump in the night" in Western Pennsylvania. Come join us on a spine-tingling walking tour through one of America's most haunted neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has a North Side and a South Side, but on this tour, we take you to its dark side.

Haunted Pittsburgh's spell-binding, jam-packed walking jaunt into the city's ghostly, grisly, ghastly past takes you through the heart of it all, downtown Pittsburgh, the "Golden Triangle."

Our nation was born in Philadelphia and was saved at Gettysburg--but it was built in Pittsburgh. Steel is etched on our town's DNA, and with more bridges than Venice, the rivers are the city's lifeblood. Few towns can match our vibrant heritage. Fewer still can lay claim to a past as spectacularly gruesome. Our Ghost Guide will lead you face-to-face with a number of the actual sites of Pittsburgh's most haunted happenings, including the site where steel magnate Henry Clay Frick's life was spared by a ghost in what might just be the single most important ghost story ever told. You will learn about Pittsburgh history.

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.

This is not a "ghost hunt." We happen to agree with something the famed demonologist Ed Warren (he’s portrayed in the “Conjuring” films) said when he came to Pittsburgh in 1989: "Do not fool around with the occult, do not try to communicate with the dead. You might think you have reached a loved one, but it could be something else, something evil."

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.

So join us for an utterly fascinating, jaw-dropping, goose-bump-inducing evening -- we are Pittsburgh's ghost tour, one of the region's great attractions.

IMPORTANT: (1) All sales are done on-line. (2) Our tours proceed rain or shine, hot or cold, so come prepared for Pittsburgh’s unpredictable weather! (3) All sales are final--we can’t give refunds or allow guests to switch tours. We keep our tours small, and they frequently sell out, which means that if we hold a space for guests who fail to show up, we keep someone else from coming on the tour. (4) To accommodate all of our guests, we apologize that we cannot delay the start of our events.






 All photographs by Tim Murray