1197 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Parking)
Operating Season: Year ‘Round (including Holidays)
The Duquesne Incline opened in May 1877 and is one of the few remaining inclines left in the United States. While riding the elegant, wooden cable car up Mt. Washington, you’ll see a panoramic view of Downtown Pittsburgh — 400 feet above the three rivers. Originally used to carry cargo up and down the mountain, it later started to carry passengers to the top.
The prices are very reasonable. It’s $5 round trip for Adults (Ages 12-64), $2.50 for Children (Ages 6-11) and Kids (5 and under) and Seniors (65 and older) ride for free. It’s even cheaper if you have a group of 10 or more ($3.50 for Adults and $1.75 for Children). Group ticket prices include a free tour of The Duquesne Incline’s historic upper station and a visit to the machine room to see how the Incline works.
Free parking for cars and buses is available across the street from the Incline’s lower building.
The upper station is wheelchair accessible however, there are many steps to maneuver from the lower station parking lot. There are no restrooms on the premises but a port-a-john is available outside of the lower station. If you decide to visit on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), try to go before noon. After noon there is a wait time of about 10 minutes (in both directions).