Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Pittsburgh, United States

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Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 7.3 km
Ascend 234 m
Descend 257 m

Explore Pittsburgh in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in PittsburghIndividual Sights in Pittsburgh

Sight 1: Schenley Park

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Schenley Park

Schenley Park is a large municipal park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. In 2011, the park was named one of "America's Coolest City Parks" by Travel + Leisure.

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861 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Neill Log House

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The Neal Log House is a historic log cabin built in 1765 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Neal Log House is the oldest existing residential structure in Pittsburgh and one of the last few buildings left from the eighteenth century. The two other buildings - the Old Stone Inn, 1756 and The Fort Pitt Block House, 1764 are not residential structures. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation placed a Historic Landmark Plaque on the building in 1970. In 1977, it was named a City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structure. It is part of Schenley Park U.S. Historic District The house was originally called the "Neal Log House" which is the predominant spelling of the family’s name. However in various documents the last name was spelled Neil and on one document Neill. In 1969 Charles Covert Arensberg wrote a paper entitled "The spelling of Robert Neill who built the Neill Log House in Schenley Park". It is now known that Arensberg made several erroneous assumptions about the spelling of the last name. Unfortunately the 1969 paper was used to submit to the city to change the name from "Neal" to "Neill" in spite of the fact the most common spelling of the family’s name was "Neal". [6].

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1478 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 3: Wightman School Community Building

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The Wightman School is an historic, American building that is located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Built in 1897, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

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1687 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 4: Walking to the Sky

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Walking to the Skydoreen from Shanghai, China / CC BY 2.0

Walking to the Sky is an outdoor sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky. The original was installed at Rockefeller Center in the fall of 2004 before being moved to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas in 2005. A copy is installed on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Another copy is installed in front of the Kiturami Homsys Co. building in Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Wikipedia: Walking to the Sky (EN)

439 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Kraus Campo

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Kraus Campo is a roof garden and landscape design space in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located on the roof of the Posner Center on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, between the College of Fine Arts building and Posner Hall. The Campo was designed and created by artist Mel Bochner and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. The Campo consists of orange pathways surrounded by various species of shrubs, a central seating area, and a quotation tiled onto the back wall. It was commissioned by and named after Jill Gansman Kraus, a university trustee, and her husband Peter Kraus.

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394 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Flagstaff Hill

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Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill is a large, gently sloping hill in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, located near Oakland.

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580 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Statue of Christopher Columbus

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A statue of Christopher Columbus is installed in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

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665 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 8: Carnegie Museum of Art

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The Carnegie Museum of Art is an art museum in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The museum was originally known as the Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute and was formerly located at what is now the Main Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The museum's first gallery was opened for public use on November 5, 1895. Over the years, the gallery vastly increased in size, with a new building on Forbes Avenue built in 1907. In 1963, the name was officially changed to Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. The size of the gallery has tripled over time, and it was officially renamed in 1986 to "Carnegie Museum of Art" to indicate it clearly as one of the four Carnegie Museums.

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44 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1896. Housing some 22 million specimens, the museum features one of the finest paleontological collections in the world.

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1177 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 10: Oakland Square Historic District

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Oakland Square Historic District in the Central Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contains 99 properties. The core of the district surrounds Oakland Square, with the remaining properties along Parkview Avenue and Dawson Street. The neighborhood was conceived in the 1890s by developer Eugene O'Neill and were inspired by the urban design of Victorian England and Dublin. The district was added to the List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations on June 14, 2005.

Wikipedia: Oakland Square Historic District (EN)

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