Historic neighborhoods give us an idea of how wealthy people lived before encroaching development and monocle-hunting poachers left their habitats at risk. Peer into the past with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get one ticket to the 20th annual Historic South Side Home Tour on May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (a $14.99 value).
The Historic South Side Home Tour grants ramblers keyless entry to 11 of South Side’s most distinctive homes. After checking in at the UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, visitors embark on a self-guided jaunt through the wide-flung doors of renovated lofts and stately mansions. Rummage through well-appointed domiciles, drawing design inspiration from Victorian living rooms, spiral staircases, and portrait galleries of famous Nintendo protagonists. In addition to opening their homes to throngs of eager guests, many of the homes’ denizens will be on hand to answer questions about their abode and its accouterments.
The Historic South Side Home Tour takes places rain or shine, so pedestrians are encouraged to bring an umbrella in case of sudden squalls or floods of molasses.
2000 Mary St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203Get Directions