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Arts & Literature in Old Allegheny

Arts & Literature in Old Allegheny

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

My name is Arlan. A Pittsburgh native, I received my MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and have completed research at the University College of Wales and at the University of Padua. In 2015, after teaching literature and creative writing for 17 years, I purchased City Books, Pittsburgh’s acclaimed bookstore established in 1987. In the years since I took over, I have restructured…
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What we’ll do

The City Books Experience is a 90-min (about 5000 steps, if you're counting) walking introduction to the legacy of Arts & Letters in Pittsburgh and the North Side in particular. The route focuses on the birthplaces and early lives of Mary Cassatt, Robinson Jeffers, Stephen Foster, Andrew Carnegie, Willa Cather, Andy Warhol, Martha Graham, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Upon returning…

What else you should know

Wear comfortable shoes & appropriate outerwear for the weather. Pittsburgh skies can be unpredictable and we will take the walking tour in all but the most extreme conditions. Length of tour varies.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Snack & tea/coffee/water Happy to take requests and accommodate special dietary needs.

What to bring

Good walking shoes
Camera
Umbrella (if necessary)

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Where you'll be

We are a small, friendly shop with an emphasis on both old-world charm & modern customer service located in the heart of the Old Allegheny Historic District. We are conveniently located within walking distance of Pittsburgh’s premier destinations, including The Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Stage AE, PNC Park, Heinz Field, and Casino.

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sat, Jul 27    From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
$40 per person
3 of 4 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Wear comfortable shoes & appropriate outerwear for the weather. Pittsburgh skies can be unpredictable and we will take the walking tour in all but the most extreme conditions. Length of tour varies.
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literary walk
Arts & Literature in Old Allegheny
18 reviews
From $40/person
18 reviews
From $40/person