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Sharpsburg Walking Tour

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we take a walk back in time and into the future of Sharpsburg, a riverfront community that was home, at various times, to Seneca Indians, sturdy pioneers, and immigrants who labored on the Pennsylvania Canal and railroads and in the mills and factories. The Borough famously is the birthplace of the H. J. Heinz Company. Mayor Matthew V. Rudzki will accompany our group and will discuss the Borough’s plans for revitalization. You’ll see a wonderful collection of historic buildings that give character and distinction to this resilient community that has survived floods, fires, and the impact of the canal, railroad, and Route 28.

Paid reservations by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
 members $10; non-members $20

Registration is limited to 30 people and advance paid reservations are requiredmarylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Docents will lead groups of about 10 to 15 people.

Meeting location: St. Mary Church (part of St. Juan Diego Parish), corner of Garnier and Penn streets near Sixth Street, Pittsburgh PA 15215. NOTE: Do not park at St. Mary’s Church because a wedding is being held there on May 4.

Ending location: St. Mary Church, corner of Garnier and Penn streets near Sixth Street, Pittsburgh PA 15215.

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. This walking tour is on relatively flat land although the sidewalks are uneven at times. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this tour. Before the tour begins, each participant will be asked to sign his/her name on a form indicating that he/she is “fully able to participate in this PHLF tour and assumes all risk of participation.” This tour is handicap accessible, although we appreciate knowing your needs 48 hours in advance. Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527; marylu@phlf.org

Parking: Park in the lot that is one block from St. Mary’s Church. It is the lot for the old St. John Cantius Church/St. Juan Diego Parish Korean Catholic Community Church. There is also free on-street parking on Saturdays in Sharpsburg.

Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000


May 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
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