Things to do in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Visiting Pittsburgh soon? Be sure to check out one or more of these must see sites! Need more ideas? Check out these 10 trips around Pittsburgh a family of four can take for about $10 or less.

what to do in Pittsburgh1. Kerr Museum - Oakmont, PA
This guided tour allows you to take a close look at the life of a doctor at the turn of the 20th century. Visit his home and his office.

Kerr Memorial Museum, 402 Delaware Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139 (412) 826-9295

Open Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Adults $8.00
Seniors (60+) $7.00
Students $6.00
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what to do in Pittsburgh2. McDonalds Museum - Irwin, PA
Explore the McDonalds restaurant where the first Big Macs were served. Tons of vintage McDonalds memorabilia.

McDonalds Restaurant / Museum, 9061 Route 30, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Mon-Fri 4:30am to midnight
Sat 4:30am to 1am
Sun 5:30am to 11pm

No admission charge
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what to do in Pittsburgh3. Oliver Miller Homestead - South Park, PA
See the spot where our nation's historic Whiskey Rebellion started. This is the spot where the first shots were fired. What was all the fuss about? Ask one of the Millers and you will most likely get an animated response!

Oliver Miller Homestead, Buffalo Drive, South Park Township, PA 15129, (412) 835-1554

The Oliver Miller Homestead is open to the public for self-guided tours every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from the beginning of May until the second Sunday in December with the last admission at 4 p.m. Admission is $2.00 for Special Events / $1.00 on other Sundays.
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what to do in Pittsburgh4. Homestead Strike of 1892 - Homestead, PA
This tour includes a major part of Pittsburgh history. You will see the Bost Building, the Pinkerton Detectives landing site, the Pump House, the Stacks, and the Crane. During the summer of 1892, the Bost Building served as headquarters for the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. They used the third floor of the building as a watchtower, and steel union officials monitored activities in the mill site and along the Monongahela River. Would the Pinkerton Detectives Henry Frick hired to quell the strikers be successful? Find out!

The Bost Building, 623 E. Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120, 412-464-4020
Admission - Adults $3 and children under 14 - $1
Exhibit Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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what to do in pittsburgh5. Tour Ed Mine - Tarentum, PA
Admission to the Tour Ed Mine also includes a visit to their museum. A real miner will take you on a tour inside the mine! Their museum houses an excellent collection of items found during life in the late 1800s to early 1900s when miners worked in the area.

Tour-Ed Mine, 748 Bull Creek Road, Tarentum, PA 15084, 724-224-4720

General Admission
Adult $9.00
Children 12 & under $7.50
*Discount for Senior Citizens 65 and over.

Memorial Day through Labor Day:
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More Trips Around Pittsburgh

Live around Pittsburgh and want something different to see and do? Here are some trips, that are within a reasonable driving distance from Pittsburgh, where you will find lots of unique things to do and see and very few crowds! Special thanks to VisitsByMaureen for compiling these trip agendas!

Mentor, Ohio (2.5 hour trip from Pittsburgh)
7:30am Drive to Mentor

President James Garfield birthplace (open 10am to 1pm)
4350 S.O.M. Center Road, Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022

LakeView Cemetary (monument closes at 4pm)
Burial site of President James Garfield, John D. Rockefeller,
and Civil War generals and Revolutionary War soldiers
12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4393

2pm Arrive at
President James Garfield National Historic Site (closes at 5pm)
8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060

Drive home


Bedford, Pennsylvania (2 hour trip from Pittsburgh)
7am Drive to Bedford, Pa

9am Arrive at
Old Bedford Village (9am to 5pm)
220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522

230pm Arrive at Fort Bedford (11am to 5pm)
110 Fort Bedford Drive, Bedford, PA 15522

Flight 93 Memorial (9am to 7pm)
1060 Lambertsville Road, Stoystown, PA 15563

9pm Arrive home
Altoona, Pennsylvania (2 hour trip from Pittsburgh)
8am drive to Altoona

Altoona Railroader's Museum
1300 9th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602

Altoona Horseshoe Curve
Directions at museum / about 15 minutes from museum

Boyer Candy Company
821 17th Street, Altoona, PA 16602

3pm to 8pm
Lakemont Amusement Park
700 Park Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602

8pm Drive home

10pm Arrive home


Canton, Ohio (2.25 hour trip from Pittsburgh)
7am drive to Canton

9:15am Arrive at
William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, OH 44708

11:30-12:15pm Visit President and First Lady McKinley Memorial Site
Also at 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, OH 44708

National First Ladies Library & Ida Saxton McKinley Home
331 S. Market Ave. Canton, Ohio 44702

430-8pm Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

8pm Drive home

10:15pm Arrive home
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania (1/2 hour trip from Pittsburgh)
Cranberry Township Sample Schoolhouse (Saturday's 10:00 am to 12:30 pm)
2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066-6499

11:15am Harmony Museum (1-4pm)
218 Mercer Street, Harmony, Pa 16037

Harmonist Cemetery
Minutes from museum

2pm Old Economy Village (10am to 5pm)
270 16th Street Ambridge, PA 15003-2225

7pm Comtra Theatre
20540 Route 19 PA 16066-7504


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