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Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh on a School Trip

By May 20, 2015 July 21st, 2015 No Comments
Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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What can my students do for free on their school trip to Pittsburgh?

Fun, educational, and free! Does it get any better? These free things to do in Pittsburgh can be added to your itinerary to enhance your school travel experience.

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1. Carnegie Mellon University Campus Tour – “Take an hour-long Carnegie Mellon campus tour led by the Andrew Ambassadors. You’ll receive a general overview of the campus complete with interesting facts, figures and historical tidbits about the university. ”

2. University of Pittsburgh Campus Tour – “The tour will show you campus, a residence hall room, a dining facility, give you a student’s view of campus life, and so much more.”

3. Duquesne University Campus Tour – “Tours include stops at a freshman residence hall, the Power Center (recreation center), the Dining Hall, the Library, the Student Union and more and last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.”

4. Point State Park “Part of Pennsylvania’s award-winning state park system, Point State Park is a 36-acre state park and National Historic Landmark located at the confluence of the three rivers in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.”

5. Market Square – “Renovated, refreshed, reinvigorated with more life than ever before! Historic Market Square is the hub of Downtown activity. Market Squares hosts free events, from concerts and rallies, to one of the region’s best Farmers Market. There are also big events, like the annual Light-Up Night® and Irish Fair in the Square.”

6. Strip District – “Don’t be fooled by the name. The Strip, as it’s called, is foodie heaven and as authentic as it is fun. Locals love it for its low, low prices and tremendous selections. The one-half square mile shopping district is chock full of ethnic grocers, produce stands, meat and fish markets and sidewalk vendors. Breathe deep because you won’t want to escape the splendid aromas of fresh-roasted coffee or just-baked bread. Bordering Downtown, this neighborhood is pure Pittsburgh.”

7. Three Rivers Heritage Trail – “The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a multi-use riverfront trail system in the Pittsburgh region. This 24-mile nonlinear trail has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh’s three rivers with access to city neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions…The Three Rivers Heritage Trail highlights Pittsburgh’s history through the use of Interpretive Signage. Along the trail, signs call attention to significant places, historical events, and native wildlife.”

8. The Frick – “Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age at the Frick Art & Historical Center, located on beautifully landscaped gardens in Pittsburgh’s East End. The museum and its multiple collections are the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America’s greatest industrialists and art collectors. Here, one can view fine and decorative arts and artifacts, magnificent exhibitions and vintage cars and carriages, take part in educational programs and concerts, enjoy fine dining and more.”

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