Historical Markers In & Around Pittsburgh

Find historical markers in Pittsburgh! Over 2,000 aluminum signs mark the sites of historic events, notable birth places and other interesting history throughout the state of Pennsylvania. These historical markers provide insight into the history of each particular location, but together provide an interesting snapshot of the region’s past as a whole. The Historical Marker Program is over 100 years old, but is still active, as more markers are added every year.

Here are the exact locations and wording of 384 historical markers in and around Pittsburgh. For additional attractions, historical sites and points of interest around the markers, view our Map of All Listings or visit the Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide daily for local history and happenings.

The Pennsylvania Historical Markers are administered and maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information, visit their site at http://www.phmc.pa.gov/

2865 William Flynn Hwy, Slippery Rock, PA 16057, United States

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Pioneer wayside inn. Built in 1822 and reconstructed in 1963.

Dedicated: 1968
Marker Type: Roadside
Marker Missing? No

Fallingwater

1635 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464, USA

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Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), this house was built in 1936 as a family retreat for Pittsburgh businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann. Widely admired for its design, it is dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall; it exemplifies Wright’s desire to join architecture with nature. Edgar Kaufmann jr. presented the house to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963.

Dedicated: Sunday, May 15, 1994
Marker Type: Roadside
Marker Missing? No

Bushy Run Battlefield

1227-1543 Bushy Run Rd, Jeannette, PA 15644, USA

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British and Americans under Col. Henry Bouquet defeated the Indians here, August 5-6, 1763, during the Pontiac War, and lifted the siege of Ft. Pitt.

Dedicated: Monday, September 14, 1964
Marker Type: Roadside
Marker Missing? No

Fort Ligonier

241 E Main St, Ligonier, PA 15658, USA

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Built here 1758 as a base of Forbes expedition. Under Col. James Burd withstood French and Indian attack, Oct. 22, 1758. Only small fort in West not taken in Pontiac’s War, 1763, it made possible Bouquet’s rescue of Fort Pitt.

Dedicated: Tuesday, December 10, 1946
Marker Type: Roadside
Marker Missing? No

Kennywood Park Pittsburgh

4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA 15122, USA

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A National Historic Landmark, designated 1987. In 1898 a picnic grove on Anthony Kenny’s farm here was leased to the Monongahela Street Railway Co. for an amusement park linked to Pittsburgh by its trolley line. Sold to private interests in 1906, the park was to survive a Depression, recessions, and two World Wars. Years after most other “trolley parks” had closed, Kennywood was still thriving.

Dedicated: Wednesday, August 05, 1992
Marker Type: Roadside
Marker Missing? No

100 S Main St, Washington, PA 15301, USA

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First published at this site. The founding of the Disciples of Christ is dated from its adoption on Sept. 7, 1809. Written by Thomas Campbell, who with his followers had organized the Christian Association of Washington earlier that year.

Dedicated: Sunday, June 19, 1994
Marker Type: City
Marker Missing? No

3881-3907 US-40, Claysville, PA 15323, USA

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This stone bridge was part of the National, or Cumberland Road. Originated in 1805, it was completed to Wheeling in 1818. Over it passed countless wagons and stages uniting the East and the growing West.

Dedicated: Wednesday, May 28, 1947
Marker Type: Roadside
Marker Missing? No