Black & Ghost Tour

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Black and Ghost Tour

From $29.95

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Pittsburgh's historic landmarks—with a spooky twist. During this small-group, history-themed ghost tour, you'll explore the city by night listening to quirky and scary stories along the way. Highlights covered include Grant Street's parade route, Hollywood history at Allegheny County Juvenile Court, and the ghost of the Frick Building.
  • A small-group ghost tour of Pittsburgh by evening
  • Enjoy a personalized tour experience in a group capped at only 12 people
  • Tick off a mix of lesser-known sights and iconic attractions
  • Free perks: receive complimentary coupons from restaurant partners

What's Included

  • Coupons from our restaurant partners
  • Local guide
  • A whole lot of fun! :-)
  • Dinner
  • Gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1049 Penn Ave
    1049 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

    We are located on the Penn Ave side of the Convention Center, between 10th + 11th Street, two doors up from Jimmy John's. Look for the white bike in the window.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

David Lawrence Convention Center

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Senator John Heinz History Center

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Pennsylvanian Apartments

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grant Street

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Allegheny County Juvenile Court

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Allegheny County Courthouse

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Frick Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mellon Square (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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109 reviews
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Fun and interesting
Joanne_b, Sep 2023
Tour guide was great! Everyone very nice. Fun and interesting. Get to know the city a bit. Nice walk. Great stories
Worth every penny
Kim_M, Sep 2023
Annie was awesome and kept everyone's interest. I loved her connection to her city. I had no idea the architecture of Pittsburgh was so cool!
Black & Ghost Tour with tour guide Allen
amber_a, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Allen was knowledgeable about Pittsburgh history, and a great story teller. He was friendly & gave great suggestions to local restaurants & pubs while visiting. Would definitely do this again, maybe on a bike next time! The microphone he used was such a good idea because the city was loud at times & we were still able to hear him.
Fun and Interesting
Ryan_L, Aug 2023
Great tour with interesting stories and history. Easy walking with lots of stops. Can be a little hard to hear at times in a large group so stay close to the front. Try it out!
Interesting & fun
Bob_H, Aug 2023
Friendly & Knowledgeable guide who shared a lot of interesting history in a fun tour. A great addition to any trip to Pittsburgh!!
Great narrate mix history and stories
Frederika_D, Aug 2023
I enjoyed the laid back approach of our guide Ana and the way she related the stories. The rotunda of Union Station was spectacular. The “bridge of sighs” at the courthouse and former prison was cool. Very well managed, great length of tour and wonderful buildings
So much fun!
Jennifer_O, Aug 2023
Excellent tour, excellent guide!!! We had a fabulous evening on the ghost walk! Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time on our history ghost tour!
William_S, Aug 2023
Allen was an Awesome tour guide! Great stories about the history of many buildings that was cleverly sprinkled with a touch of mystery and some ghosting. Learned a lot about Pittsburgh. Thanks again Allen!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are so glad you had a spooktacular time touring the Burgh with Allen! We hope to see you back in the city again soon!
Very knowledgeable guide....
Paul_C, Aug 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. Lots of interesting facts. We learned a lot about Pittsburgh that we didn’t know.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are so glad you had a great time touring the Burgh with us!
It was still nice to attend
Gia_B, Jul 2023
It was nice but you couldn’t hear the tour guide well with the crowd and traffic he surely needed a microphone. They should take better care of their guides and have water, audio and a flashlight available for him. He was knowledgeable though. Also maybe one more inside tour would have been better too, we only went into Omni but not far nor long. 2hrs was ok and advertise it as primarily outdoors tour would have been more specific. I give it 3-5 stars. Thanks though.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are so sorry you had less than a stellar experience on our walking tour! It does say in our description that the tour is entirely outside- we just like to sneak into the Omni so you can see the beauty of the building. Thank you for your thoughtful feedback and we hope to see you again for a different tour in the future!
Great insight
Denise_A, Jun 2023
I enjoyed hearing about the unique buildings and how they came to be. Also, the stories about the ghost sightings was fun.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you so much for the review and we hope to see you again on tour!
Great tour!
Rachel_S, Jun 2023
We had a great tour that was informative and well guided by Ashley. The history lessons were great and the accompanying stories of hauntings were intriguing. It's a unique way to view this interesting city of bridges and varied architecture. Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
So glad to hear you had a great time with Ashley and thank you so much for your review! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in the Burgh!
Highly recommend
Ronald_P, May 2023
Great tour of some highlights of the city-some general city history, architectural history, restaurant recommendations, and of course a few spooky stories about haunted buildings and parts of the city. Highly recommend for the first day of a Pittsburgh trip.
Response from Host, May 2023
So glad you enjoyed the Black and Ghost Tour! Hope to see you again on a future trip- Best!
Seeing Pittsburgh in a New Light
Cliff_R, Jan 2023
Loved everything I saw and learned about—-and I’ve been to Pittsburgh all my life. My only complaint was they didn’t walk us back to where we started.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for leaving us a review, Cliff! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed touring the Burgh. Our guides are always happy to give directions or walk back to the starting point with you if needed. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you on another tour sometime!
Very nice tour! Marina...
Qian_Z, Nov 2022
Very nice tour! Marina did a great job! We had a great time, and I really appreciate the stories. 😊😊😊
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed touring the Burgh at night with Marisa! We hope to see you on another tour sometime :)
History, Architecture, Movies, and Ghosts
Melissa_M, Sep 2022
This tour was great - Hannah is a terrific tour guide. Lots of great history, architecture, and movie information about Pittsburgh - along with some spooky ghost stories as well. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you so much for leaving us a review, Melissa! We're so happy to hear you had fun with Hannah and learned a lot about the Burgh! Come visit us again if you're ever back in Pittsburgh :)
Well worth the entire tour!
Hector_S, Jul 2022
This tour was very fun and educational. As the description states, it is not a 100% ghost tour, but rather a combination between history and ghosts stories. In fact, I enjoyed more the history aspect of it because I found Pittsburgh to be a very interesting city historywise. The ghost stories just added to the interesting history of the city to tell you the truth. Other ghost tours in different towns do focus more on the "paranormal" aspect of it, but this one in particular was much more focused on the history, however, it was still fun to hear a good number of interesting and spooky ghost stories along the way. In addition, Kane, our guide was very enthusiastic and cool. His vivid descriptions only provided a extra bonus to the tour! I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the very interesting history of Pittsburgh, its steel industry, and many other attractions this city is famous for! Besides, you'll be hard-pressed to find a similar walking tour for such a reasonable price anywhere.
Pittsburgh's Historical-Ghost Tour for all audiences!
Andrew_R, Jul 2022
A fun activity on good weather days for sure! Our guide took us around to various spots from the cusp of the Strip District to the Forbes Ave. on the other side of the city, stopping at each spot with interesting and detailed stories and historical events. Highly recommend!
Walking in the rain
Beth_M, Nov 2021
It was pouring but Hannah was great at finding us places to stop out of the rain. She had a lot of knowledge of the area
Hannah was a great guide!...
Barbara_H, Nov 2021
Hannah was a great guide! She really knows the history of Pittsburgh and was extremely informative. She answered all of our questions.

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