PHLF Sharpsburg Walking Tour


05/04/2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


St. Mary Church


Join us as we take a walk back in time and into the future of Sharpsburg, a riverfront community that was home, at various times, to Seneca Indians, sturdy pioneers, and immigrants who labored on the Pennsylvania Canal and railroads an in the mills and factories.  The Borough famously is the birthplace of the H.J. Heinz Company.  Mayor Matthew V. Rudzki will accompany our group and will discuss the Borough's plans for revitalization.  You'll see a wonderful collection of historic buildings that give character and distinction to this resilient community that has survived floods, fires, and the impact of the canal, railroad and Route 28.

Paid reservations by Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fee: Members $10; non-members $20

Registration is limited to 30 people and advance paid reservations are required.‚Äč Docents will lead groups of about 10 to 15 people.

Meeting location: St. Mary Church (part of St. Juan Diego Parish), corner of Garnier and Penn streets near Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215.  Note: Do not park at St. Mary's Church because a wedding is being held there on May 4th.

Ending location: St. Mary Church  corner of Garnier and Penn streets near Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time.  This walking tour is on relatively flat land although sidewalks are uneven at times.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  There are no restroom breaks during this tour.  This tour is handicap accessible.

Parking: Park in the lot that is one block from St. Mary's Church.  It is the lot for the old St. John Cantius Church/St. Juan Diego Parish Korean Catholic Community Church.  There is also free on-street parking in Sharpsburg on Saturdays.

For More Information Regarding This Event

Mary Lu Denny

412-471-5808 ext 527