Alan Irvine's Pittsburgh Walking Tours


A Unique and Personalized way to explore Pittsburgh

 Explore Pittsburgh up close and personal with a walking tour designed  just for you. No scripts, no locked in route - just you and Alan Irvine  walking through the city, as Alan tells the tales of Pittsburgh past and  present. Discover the events and people that shaped Pittsburgh, as well  as the current day goings-on. We'll look at the magnificient buildings,  the quirky public art, discuss the best places to eat, or whatever else  intrigues you.

How Does It Work?

Alan's walking tours are a walk around the city with someone  who loves Pittsburgh and wants to share the city with you.  We'll touch on Pittsburgh history, on the historic sites we pass, but also on current events and developments.  We might even discuss Pittsburgh gossip - historical or current. Tour groups are small - usually just one group at a time - so you  can ask whatever questions you want (even where should we eat lunch? or Can we stop at a bathroom?), detour to see an intriguing  building or site, even stop for a short rest.

 If you are staying downtown, Alan will meet you at your hotel. If you are staying elsewhere, Alan will meet you at the clock in Market Square.  From the starting point, Alan will take you on a leisurely walk through  downtown. The tour generally takes 1 and a half to 2 hours and ends  back at the starting point (unless you want to end someplace else.) 

How do I book a tour?

 Since this a personalized service, tours  are not offered on a pre-set schedule. Instead contact Alan to arrange  for a tour at a time and day that fit your schedule.
Call or text 412-508-2077 (if you call, you may need to leave a message - Alan will call back as soon as he can) or email
Since tours are but one part of  Alan's storytelling, he is not always available (but will make every  effort to find something that works for you.) The earlier you call, the  better the chances of booking, but you can call as late as the day  before and if the date is open Alan will set up the tour.
 Maximum tour group is 20 people, minimum tour is 1 person.
Cost: $15.00 per person. 

Who is Alan Irvine?

 Alan is a Pittsburgh storyteller and  historian. He came to Pittsburgh in 1984 (just as the era of steel came to a crashing end) and fell in love with the city. He has been here ever  since. As a storyteller, he has been telling stories of Pittsburgh  history and people for almost 30 years. Alan has also taught university courses on Pittsburgh's urban development and issues.  

Other Tours Available

 The downtown tour is the basic tour, and the best general introduction  to Pittsburgh, but Alan offers walking tours of other parts of the city  as well.

last updated: 5/13/2020