Duration: Two days and two nights
Even though it didn't see any ground action, Western Pennsylvania used its industrial might and a lot of heart to play a crucial role in the Union victory. The Iron City built steamboats, train cars and forged tons of iron, while the Fort Pitt Foundry churned out a major bulk of the government's weaponry and supplies. The people here also selflessly kept the energy going on the Underground Railroad with countless lives saved. It's a region of stories, neighborhoods and timeless inspiration, not to mention an epic sandwich piled high with meat and fries. So get ready for a roadtrip you'll wish you could reenact all over again.
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Original Strip District home of the “almost famous” meat-cheese-tomato-cole slaw-and-fries sandwich since 1933. Atkins? South Beach? Forget about it. This is comfort food that commands your full attention, and plenty of napkins.Read More >
Head chef Anthony Zallo is known for his American spin on Mediterranean flavors in this local hot-spot. With an emphasis on innovation and local preparations Bigelow Grille is more than just a convenient place to grab a bit to eat - it's a full on experience. We recommend trying the Goat Cheese Pierogies or the Crispy Pork Belly.Read More >
Ever since the Minor family started milking their own cows, this country store's been famous for its chocolate milk that tastes like "a chocolate bar in a cup." The old-time country eatery also has a smokehouse for hickory hams, a from-scratch bakery and family-recipe meals for lunch and supper. And ice-cream concoctions galore for dessert.Read More >
The 400 thread-count sheets and down pillows are a few of the special touches of the George Washington. Designed in 1923 by renowned architect William Lee Stoddart, the hotel has standard suites and theme rooms, from the Al Capone room to the room the Beatles stayed in. You'll count little yellow submarines in your sleep.Read More >
Fort Pitt Block House
In Point State Park, you’ll find Pittsburgh’s oldest architectural landmark. The Block House is the only surviving structure of Fort Pitt. These days it’s open for visits and tours. Stop by for a look around.
Frick Art and Historical Center
This collection of art and artifacts celebrates the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, the daughter of Henry Frick, great American art collector. Inside, you’ll find vintage cars and carriages as well as educational programs and concerts.