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Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

Ready to discover the quirky and creepy tales that make Steel City a haunted haven? Join Pittsburgh Ghosts on a rollicking adventure through the spookiest spots in Pittsburgh.

From the mischievous ghosts of old industrial tycoons to the spirits of the Civil War, Pittsburgh is filled with terrifying tales of gruesome murders, mysteries, and tragedy. Book a Pittsburgh ghost tour to unearth the spooky, sinister secrets in its historic heart.

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Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

Pittsburgh Ghosts leads you to some of the most haunted landmarks and abandoned steel mills in Pittsburgh, where you will hear the echoes of despair that bind these restless souls to the earthly plane. For those who want an extra dose of spooky thrills in the haunted heart of Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the Bonus Extended Tour to uncover even more haunted locations with deeper, darker secrets.

Meeting Location: Mellon Square, Smithfield St & Oliver Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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Five Stars

It was very informative and had lots of fun

07.05.24
Nilda Ocasio
 

Five Stars

Enjoyable tour, lots of local history plus ghost and spooky sightings! Shea did a nice job in providing us the most information she could!

06.23.24
Kristina Flanagan
 

Five Stars

Shay A knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. Our group learned so much and can’t wait to do more ghost tours around the country.

06.12.24
Bonn Rassavong
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

Pittsburgh Playhouse

Pittsburgh’s vibrant theatrical history dates back to the city’s early days, with the first recorded performances occurring as early as the 18th century. Over time, the theater scene flourished, with iconic venues like the old Pittsburg Playhouse, built on a site with a questionable past, becoming a symbol of the city’s cultural heritage and, inevitably, creating an atmosphere that became quite ripe for the ghostly happenings around the area today.

Old Allegheny Jail Museum

The infamous Old Allegheny Jail may have transformed into a quaint museum today, but it once echoed with the antics and atrocities of some of Pittburgh’s most violent and mischievous souls. From daring escapes of convicted criminals to tragic love stories turned deadly, this historical landmark is a haunting reminder of Pittsburgh’s dark past and a hotspot for dejected souls who are unable to find peace in the afterlife.

Clayton Mansion

Once home to the family of one of Pittsburgh’s wealthiest men back in the day, the historic Clay Mansion has had its fair share of tragedy and great turmoil that continue to haunt its halls. From the untimely deaths of the Frick children to an unending cycle of unfortunate and inexplicable events, the once opulent building now stands as a spectral sanctuary, making it one of Pittsburg’s most sensational ghost stories for history buffs and lovers of the otherworldly.

The Hauntings of Pittsburgh

When the sun goes down, a different side of the Steel City awakens, and the spirits of its industrial past rise from the shadows. Long before Pittsburgh was the steel titan we know today, it was a fierce battleground for European powers and Indigenous tribes. From the early days of French exploration to the bloody battles of the French and Indian War, the region witnessed relentless struggles for control and domination, laying the groundwork for the city’s history of unending conflicts and conquest.

Years after the tumult of the wars settled, the city grew rapidly, fueled by the rise of industries and the promise of freedom for many seeking new life. But with growth and prosperity came strife and turmoil. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a wave of labor unrest, riots, and conflicts swept through Steel City, resulting in a legacy of hardship and violence that continues to plague this iconic Western Pennsylvania region today.

About a third of the city was burned to the ground during the Great Fire of 1845, leaving a landscape of charred ruins and desolation. The explosion that resulted in the largest civilian disaster of the American Civil War at Lawrenceville’s Allegheny Arsenal claimed the lives of innocent people, many of whom refused to leave the place where they met their tragic end.

 

The Most Haunted Places in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Almost every corner in the haunted heart of Pittsburg has a ghostly story to share. From the tales of a disfigured ghost roaming the eerie depths of the Green Man’s Tunnel to the mysterious happenings in the historic Congelier House, Pittsburgh is home to some of the most haunted hotspots in Pennsylvania.

The haunted trails of the spooky Dead Man’s Hollow live up to its name, with several reports of suicides, murders, and eerie events casting a long shadow over the nature preserve. And the restless spirits of ghostly students and their teachers still roam the empty halls of the closed Broughton School. Learn more about the spookiest landmarks on a spine-chilling ghost tour with Pittsburgh Ghosts!

Reasons to Take the Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

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Take a 'staycation' in your hometown

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You exhausted everything your town has to offer? Stayed at every hotel, been to every bar or restaura ... nt? How well do you know the history of your own town? Pittsburgh Ghosts is sure to give even the longest resident something new to tell their friends.

Your tour offers new insights into familiar sights, thanks to the deep research that goes into every location on the standard and extended tour. We welcome locals, who often have enlightening anecdotes to share and personal insight to add.

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You want to be a cool boss

What better way to build team unity than to take your employees out for a group ghost tour? Honolulu Haunts has a little of s ... omething for everyone—scary stories for the thrill-seekers, research-based history for the scholars, and fun for everyone! Check out our Group Tours page for information on how to start putting together the best company outing your employees have ever attended!

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You want a way to walk off all of the city's delicious cuisine

Pittsburgh has some great food, but maybe you’ve had enough for one trip. If you want to take a break from zipping from a l ... ocal brewpub to a local lunch joint, then try a ghost tour instead. Or perhaps you’ve over-indulged and are looking for a way to walk it off. Pittsburgh Ghosts is a fun way to burn those calories while enjoying the city’s tropical weather and beautiful historic buildings.

Our Tours

Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

Take an unflinching look at what makes the Steel City one of the most haunted locations in the state.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet at Mellon Square, Smithfield St & Oliver Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 7PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Pittsburgh 101 Hidden History Experience

Experience Untold Secrets of Pittsburgh to discover the true, dark, and unbelievable stories of the giants of American History who lived here.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your tour guide outside USX Tower near the flagpoles, at 600 Grant Street, in Pittsburgh.

Tour TimeTour Times:

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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