There are lots of things to do in Pittsburgh on a family vacation or weekend getaway for couples, girlfriends or golfers.
Attractions in Pittsburgh include a cavern, a house on a waterfall, a battlefield, castle and historic sites.
1491 Mill Run Road
Mill Run PA 15464
On Rte 381
Closed January and February
Open mid March to end of November Thursday-Tuesday 10 AM-4 PM, closed Wednesdays
December – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Tours are available, tickets must be purchased in advance.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the magnificent house on a waterfall in the 1930’s as a weekend and summer retreat for the Kaufmann family.
Wright called the architectural style “organic” for its balance between nature and humanity.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
1 Washington Parkway
Farmington PA 15437
Farmington PA Hotels
Year round daily sunrise to sunset
- Stop by the visitor center
- Demonstrations during the summer
- Summer tours
- Outdoor exhibits and monuments
- Beginning of the French and Indian War
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Point Marion PA 15474
Albert Gallatin was the Secretary of the Treasury during the presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. This is his country estate.
He purchased Louisianna and was involved in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Enjoy a tour, nature trails, picnic area.
723 Kentuck Road
Chalk Hill PA 15421
Chalk Hill PA Hotels
One of the things to do in Pittsburgh open all year with tours (reservations required). See website for various tours times and dates.
The one floor house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright using a Usonian design for Bernardine and I.N. Hagan.
It appears to blend into the mountainside. Sandstone, glass and open area make this a very unique house.
- Educational events
- Gift shop
- Garden, woods and meadow contemporary sculptures
200 Caverns Park Rd
Tours daily May 1-October 31, 9 AM-5 PM, leaving every 20 minutes.
Bring a sweater or jacket. Tours are about 1 hour. Wear comfortable, non slip shoes for walking up and down steps.
Enjoy a spectacular view from the observation deck. Browse for souveniers in the gift shop.
There’s an 18 hole mini golf course located in a make shift, simulated cave.
432 Linden Hall Rd
Dawson PA 15428
724-529-7543 or 800-944-3238
4 floor tudor Mansion with 35 rooms that sits on 785 acres.
There are original furnishings, a hand carved pipe organ and bowling alleys inside along with the usage of gold leaf and marble.
- PA Historic Landmark
- Brick mansion with 22 rooms with different period furnishings and decorative arts
- Tours offered throughout the year including halloween and Christmas
- Summer concerts
- Gift shop
Searights Toll House
Uniontown PA 15401
Uniontown PA Hotels
Mid May to mid October. Call for tour information, appointment may be required.
The house is named after William Searight and sat on the former National Road which is now US Rte 40. Tolls ceased being collected in 1905.
The National Road was instituted by the federal government in an effort to connect the east and west parts of the country together. Each state maintained that portion of the road which passed through it by collecting tolls.
Searights is one of the original 6 toll houses that were erected. Only 1 other one is still standing.
Enjoy the things to do in Pittsburgh!