The City of Champions is home to a cadre of magnificent churches and interesting cemeteries to explore. During your pilgrimage in Pittsburgh we recommend a pit stop at a few of the fine breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Explore the non-traditional at the Andy Warhol gravesite, Old Economy Village, and Maggie’s Farm Distillery.
Note to Visitors: Please check each attraction for available dates and times for services and tours.
Begin your trip at Old Economy Village, a 19th century historic settlement that pays tribute to a communal group known as the Harmony Society. Originally organized in Germany by George Rapp, the society found its residence in Beaver County and built the village to include 14 harmonist buildings and structures, a post office, warehouse, graveyard, and a large garden complete with a statue and stone grotto for meditation. Explore several site attractions and exhibits open to the public from... Read More >
Your next stop is about 30 minutes away at the Pittsburgh Winery, a boutique urban gem just blocks from the shores of the Allegheny River. The founder began making wine as a hobby with his friends and has since mastered the art of producing small batches the old-fashioned way. Since urban wineries do not operate their own vineyard, visitors have an opportunity to experience grapes from all over the world. Enjoy a wine tasting for $10 per person.Read More >
Make the switch from wine to spirits at Wigle Whiskey, home of America’s most awarded craft whiskey. Learn how organic, local grains are turned into whiskey, gin and rum all while sipping on a cocktail. If you prefer tasting over learning, enjoy a tour of the Barrelhouse to get a special sample of some products in the making.Read More >
More of a rum drinker? Visit Maggie’s Farm Distilling to see products distilled from scratch in the copper potstill. In fact, they're the maker of Pennsylvania's first commercially available craft rum. Visitors can shop for bottles Wednesday through Sunday and even get a taste during cocktail hours on Friday and Saturday.Read More >
End your day with a historic tour of Allegheny Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark with 300 acres of stunning landscape. Call ahead to schedule a guided tour to the grave sites of many notable community figures, including: Stephen Foster, Lillian Russell, Rosey Rowswell, Josh Gibson, Charles Avery, Harry Kendall Thaw (Girl in the Red Velvet Swing), famous military figures and prominent Pittsburgh families. If you would rather explore on your own, take a self-guided tour with a brochure... Read More >
You’ll certainly have an appetite after a full day of exploring. Head to Penn Brewery Restaurant to unwind and enjoy some authentic German brews. In fact, the Pennsylvania Brewing Company, the city’s oldest and largest brewery, is so authentic that its solid copper brewhouse was imported from Germany, as are many of their ingredients. The food menu offers a true taste of Pittsburgh, including pierogies, stuffed peppers, goulash and more.Read More >
Close out the night in luxury at the Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Since its opening in 1916, this iconic hotel has hosted movie stars, politicians, heads of state and leaders of business and industry. The hotel’s Speakeasy Lounge offers guests a night of sophisticated socializing.Read More >
Find yourself at the center of everything at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Rooms boast an unforgettable view of PNC Park and the beautiful city skyline. This hotel is also certified as a Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) from the United States Green Building Council.Read More >
Start off your second day with a trip to the Cathedral of Learning, a Gothic Revival tower looming over the University of Pittsburgh. The building was constructed to be more than just a schoolhouse; it was to be a symbol of the life and spirit of Pittsburgh. A decades-old tale asserts the Early American Room is haunted, with furniture moving on its own, the smell of fresh bread baking in the brick fireplace (which hasn’t been used since the 1940s), cold spots and candles suddenly flaring.... Read More >
Learn more about Rodef Shalom’s 150-year history of service to the Jewish community in western Pennsylvania by visiting its current location at Fifth and Morewood streets. The Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden, established in 1987, is the largest such garden in North America. Sitting on a third of an acre, the garden is the only one of its kind to feature an ongoing program of research and publication.Read More >
Nearby, soak in Pittsburgh’s unmistakable architecture with a visit to Heinz Memorial Chapel, a nondenominational chapel given by the H.J. Heinz family to the University of Pittsburgh. This neo-Gothic building showcases the early 1900s style of stone vaults, high ceilings, repeated arches and extensive use of glass.Read More >
Continue along your trip with a stop at R Wine Cellar, located in the historic Pittsburgh Strip District and established to produce distinctive handcrafted spirits. Enjoy a free tasting and see first-hand how carefully blended, very approachable wines are made onsite.Read More >
Get another taste of history when you visit Calvary Cemetery, the final resting place of several prominent Pittsburghers including former mayors Bob O'Connor, Richard Caliguiri and David Lawrence, several baseball players and Harry Stuhldreher, one of Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen.”Read More >
A brewhouse in a church? Only in Pittsburgh! Painstaking attention to detail and the integrative reuse of existing fixtures all help to create a spectacular atmosphere to enhance an unusual brewpub experience, offering handcrafted North German Style Pilsner, Bavarian Dunkel, British Special Bitter and rotating Blast Furnace Stout varieties. Finish off your visit with a delicious meal at the in-house restaurant offering unique cuisine that draws on the culinary styles discovered throughout the country by Chef Jason Marrone.Read More >
If your preference is pub fare, grab dinner at Birmingham Bridge Tavern, featuring daily lunch, dinner and drink specials. Relax with one of their craft-brewed beers from all over the U.S., or enjoy their selection of imported beer, complimented by seasonal and special offerings from your favorite brewers.Read More >
Saint Anthony Chapel
1704 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Saint Anthony Chapel is home to the largest collection of publicly venerable Christian relics in the world outside of the Vatican, with more than 5,000 artifacts. The chapel and its relics were the personal property of Suitbert Godfrey Mollinger (1828-1892), a Belgian-born noble/physician-turned-priest who gained an international reputation as a source of hope and healing. Tours are offered Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Hindu Jain Temple of Pittsburgh
615 Illini Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146
Built in response to the social and religious needs of a growing population of followers of Hinduism and other Indic religions, the Hindu Jaim Temple of Pittsburgh operates as a center of worship providing religious, cultural and social education to its members and future generations. After years of dedication and generosity from the temple’s initial members, the building’s construction was completed in 1990.
East End Brewing Company
147 Julius Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Tucked away on a tiny street in Pittsburgh's East End, it's all about beer - and brewing it in an environmentally sustainable way. While there's no pub or restaurant on site, you can always find 12 beers on tap for tasters and fresh-filled Growlers to-go at "Growler Hours." Or, if you can't get to the source, look for East End beer at more than 200 different tap spots throughout western PA.
Stay Tuned Distillery
810 Ravine Street, Homestead PA 15120
Located in the historic John Munhall Neighborhood House along Ravine Street in Munhall, Pa., this craft distillery is dedicated to small batch, seasonally relevant gins made from 100 percent floor malted barley. Enjoy samples in the tasting room and even make some delicious purchases to bring home.
Rustic Acres Winery
234 Crisswell Road, Butler PA 16002
Whether you prefer a dry red, a sweet white or maybe just like to sip on a fruit wine with a slice of cheesecake, Rustic Acres has the wine for you. The winery also offers a gift shop with supplies for the home wine maker. In 2007, they were awarded a Double Gold and Gold for best Red Wine in the Keystone Wine Competition, and the winery received First Place ribbons at the Butler Fair and Agricultural Associations in the 2008 Wine Competition.
Connect with a Spirit
Celebrate the life and work of iconic American artist, Andy Warhol, with a combination of live streaming webcams and megapixel art cameras in Pittsburgh, Pa. EarthCam has teamed up with affiliates The Andy Warhol Museum and St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church to bring viewers around the world a unique cradle to grave experience.