“Pittsburgh’s Oldest and One of America’s Most Famous Neighborhoods”
Once referenced as “The Crossroads of the World,” come and take a tour of the Historic Hill District, Pittsburgh’s oldest and one of America’s most famous African American, working-class neighborhoods. Learn about the modern history of urban revitalization, including the renovation of the Irene Kaufmann Auditorium and the New Granada Theater, as well as visit the notable places in the late, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson’s plays, including his childhood home. Learn about the Underground Railroad, the Jazz greats who played along Wylie Avenue and at the Crawford Grill and rejoice in the Negro League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Crawfords on Greenlee Field as well as The Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper’s offices. Celebrate the Civil Rights Movement at Freedom Corner and the churches, which kept the neighborhood inspired and renewed.