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Simply Steps: A City Steps Tour of Troy Hill and Spring Garden

Pittsburgh, United States
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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

While Pittsburgh is commonly known as the "City of Bridges," it also tops the charts in the number of public city steps. ​​With over 800 stairways throughout many of its 90 neighborhoods, these "paper streets" can be a fun place to explore. Join us on a stairway adventure through Troy Hill and Spring Garden.You'll learn about the history of this special form of pedestrian travel and two neighborhoods that played essential roles in the city's early economic development.

Comfortable and sturdy shoes are required. Please note that two flights on this tour require participants to climb up ~150 steps, go down two flights of ~100 steps, and occasionally navigate uneven terrain.

What's Included

  • Coupons from our restaurant partners
  • Local and knowledgeable guide
  • A whole lot of fun! :-)
  • Gratuity
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Heinz Lofts

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sixteenth Street Bridge, 2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

Walk over this fabulous looking bridge and get to enjoy some unique views of the Strip District and Downtown Pittsburgh

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Strip District, between 11th & 33rd Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

See the Strip District with all its markets, eateries, restaurants and bars as well as exciting new redevelopment

Stop At: Heinz Lofts, 300 Heinz St,

The Location

Where To Go

16th St + Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

Departure time

10:30 AM


Pittsburgh, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (7)

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This was a first-rate tour...

JJKFETP | Aug 2021

This was a first-rate tour with a good combination of topics incorporated into the narrative of the steps/layout of some of the city both past and present. Laura knows her stuff, but she is open to questions and does not keep the exchange one way.

Laura was terrific! It...

ZeldaLou | May 2021

Laura was terrific! It was just my 2 BFFs and we all talked with Laura like we had known her forever. Her knowledge of the steps and life was excellent and she followed the tangents we went off on with her stories and history. I would definitely

This tour was quite unique...

brian7492 | Sep 2020

This tour was quite unique and the tour guide Laura was very knowledgeable as well as personable. It gave a fascinating historical perspective "through the eyes" of some of the many sets of steps throughout the city.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Simply Steps: A City Steps Tour of Troy Hill and Spring Garden

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