Get a Great View of Pittsburgh from the Duquesne Incline

Our trip to Pittsburgh was all about family fun, with a little bit of history thrown in. The Duquesne Incline was the perfect way to learn a bit more about the history of Pittsburgh while taking in beautiful views. This is a very affordable activity for families, even large families. The details in the building and in the trolley were so intricate, it was like stepping back in time.

View of the Dusquesne Incline from the opposite side of the river.
View of the Duquesne Incline from the opposite side of the river.


I received passes to facilitate this post.

Take in the History of Pittsburgh at the Duquesne Incline

My young girls loved the trolley ride and the view as we rose above the city was beautiful. Once we arrived at the top, we were able to take a self-guided tour for $0.50/adult and our girls were free. This tour took us underneath the building where the motor and cables that pull the trolley up the hill were located. My girls and husband love to see how things work, and being able to do it at our own pace, without a guide gave us the option of ending our tour early if we wanted to.

Self-Guided tour of the Dusquesne Incline.
Self-Guided tour of the Duquesne Incline.

Be sure to walk out to the viewing deck to get a great outside view of the city. The day we went, it was a bit rainy, but it was still absolutely beautiful.

When planning your trip to Pittsburgh be sure to visit and


1197 West Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Saturday:

5:30 am to 12:45 am

Sundays and Holidays:

7:00am to 12:45 am


This was not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. Thank you to VisitPittsburgh for the passes and Duquesne Incline for tickets to facilitate this post.



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Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. Currently, Megan lives in the Youngstown area. Megan grew up overseas with parents who were missionaries. She hopes to give a global perspective to her writing, as well as ideas of how to bring different cultures into your home in a fun way. Megan likes to spend her time crafting, creating DIY gifts, cooking, and discovering new fun places to go with her family.
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