During your self-guided tour of the Old Allegheny County Jail, a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation docent will be on hand to tell you the history and stories of the County Jail. Completed in 1886 to the designs of Boston architect H. H. Richardson and in use until July 27, 1995, the former Allegheny County Jail was renovated between 1999 and 2001 to house the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved as the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.
Self-Guided Tours of the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum are available on Mondays until October 31, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at 440 Ross Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the Old Allegheny County Jail Tour event page, or the PHLF Calendar. RSVP by sending an email to Mary Lu Denny, or by calling 412-471-5808, ext 527.