Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Tours
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of America's most historic public gardens, full of exotic plant species since 1893. Its elaborate 15-acre (six-hectare) layout features mostly floral exhibits, as well as steel and glasswork Victorian greenhouse architecture. The conservatory was founded in the late 19th century by local steel magnate Henry Phipps and later given to the city of Pittsburgh. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark, as well as one of the greenest buildings in the country with a LEED-certified visitor center and production greenhouse.
Address: 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Hours: Daily 9:30am-5pm; Fri until 10pm
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Immerse yourself into this second urban center besides Downtown Pittsburgh, completely off the beaten paths, and learn about the historical importance of Oakland as a new "city beautiful" with its remarkable buildings and dominating structures. They are now the core of the big museum complex of the Carnegie Museums, the University of Pittsburgh and the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon-University. We will explore majestic relics of the former heyday of this area. The heritage of important Pittsburgh figures will be our focus while walking down side streets along fabulous mansions and beautiful churches. - Our tour guides are locals who truly love their city, they are very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for you if you are particularly interested in something. Groups are kept small to provide a personal experience. Kids and dogs are welcome as well!
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What are Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens hours of operation?
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens hours of operation: Daily 9:30am-5pm; Fri until 10pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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