Pittsburgh has grown from a patchwork of small towns, divided by hills and rivers, along the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers to an ever-changing urban landscape with its finger on the pulse of emerging industries. Beginning as a fort on the western frontier, Pittsburgh has been called the "Gateway to the West," the "Steel City," and most recently a "Greenhouse" for digital and medical technologies. The Pittsburgh Region is constantly reshaping its image.
Its chameleon personality is enhanced by rich heritage of many immigrant groups that came in search of work at the region's many various industries. Such immigrants included the industrialists Andrew Carnegie and his partner Henry Clay Frick, who left cultural legacies at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center and the Frick Art and Historical Center. With Italian, Polish, French and British selections and more, food lovers will enjoy sampling the ethnic cuisine and tastes of the region.
Long before America shined from sea to shining sea, territorial disputes between the French, British and Native Americans rages fiercely, particularly around western Pennsylvania. Around the region, the history of America is told at places such as the Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh Historical Center and smaller locales such as the Beaver Area Historical Center and Butler County Heritage Center.
Just south of Pittsburgh, the town of Washington is another historic destination. In town, take a trolley tour , or take a drive in search of the county's 23 covered bridges, and the David Bradford House educates visitors about the Whiskey Rebellion and the LeMoyne House stands as a monument to the Underground Railroad.
From city to countryside, the Pittsburgh Region flourishes with historical importance and progress, from the sites of early America to the Industrial Revolution to the development of tomorrow's technologies. Bring your heritage to focus in the Pittsburgh Region!