Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the tour cost?
We believe that everyone should be able to experience Pittsburgh and learn about its fascinating history. We also believe in the (European) model that the price of a tour should correlate with how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, when you tour with us, you decide how much you wish to contribute at the tour’s end! Guides receive no salary other than what they receive from tour participants.
I use a scooter/wheelchair to get around. can I still join the tour?

Yes, everywhere we go will be wheelchair accessible.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, please see our Private Tours page for more information or email us at

Where does the tour start and end?

When you book your tour, you’ll be redirected to a page that tells you where the tour starts and ends. You’ll also be emailed this information. We do this so we can limit the amount of people on each tour.

Will the tour be cancelled in the case of bad weather?

The tour will continue as planned in the case of rain. If the weather is more severe, you’ll receive an email notification at least 2 hours prior to the start of the tour if it is cancelled. It is very rare that we cancel a tour because of the weather.

How long is the tour?

The Downtown tour is lasts approximately 120 minutes and the North Side Tour last approximately 2 hours.

Can I bring my pet?

Because people may be allergic to pets, we do not allow pets to join our tour. If you’d like to bring your pet, consider booking a private tour.

Are there any bathroom breaks?

To make sure we fit in as much touring as possible in a reasonable amount of time, there are no bathroom breaks. But there are publicly available bathrooms near the starting and ending locations of the tour.

How will I recognize the tour guide?

He/she will be wearing an orange Free Pittsburgh Walking Tours t-shirt. If they’re wearing something over their t-shirt, they’ll wear an orange pin with our logo on it.

Where is the best place to park before the tour?

When you book your tour, you’ll be redirected to a page that tells you about the parking situation. You’ll also be emailed this information.

Is smoking or vaping allowed on the tour?

Smoking or vaping is not allowed on the tour.

Do guides accept credit/debit card payments?

Yes, they accept all major credit/debit cards, PayPal, Venmo and cash.

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