Specialty Themed Tours

New in 2019, Doors Open Pittsburgh presents "Specialty Tours" offered throughout the year!

In 2019, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh has presented these Specialty Tours:  

  • Ride With the King:  Black History Tour
  • Forged By Diversity:  Pittsburgh's Ethnic Neighborhood Tour
  • Come As You Are: Pittsburgh's Rainbow History Tour 

Join us for the upcoming "Federal Courthouse Tour"


For its first collaboration, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and the Office of Public Art organized a tour of the Federal Courthouse to see artwork that is not usually available to the public. Historic murals within the courthouse include Stuyvesant van Veen’s Pittsburgh Panorama and Howard Cook’s Steel Industry

These murals were commissioned by the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, established within the Procurement Division of the Department of the Treasury’s Public Works Branch in October 1934 and was funded by one percent of each construction appropriation, which included public buildings such as post offices and courthouses. 

In addition to seeing these works, tour-goers will see contemporary artwork commissioned by the courthouse which include murals of local landscapes, tapestry, and learn about the courthouse’s art gallery program. Moreover, participants will learn about the history and development of the building, see historic courtrooms and more contemporary ones, and learn about how courtrooms are designed.       

Buy your tickets now for these upcoming tour dates by clicking HERE 

- Friday, July 19th - 2pm-3:30pm

- Friday, August 16th - 2pm-3:30pm 


  • The Federal Courthouse is located 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh 15219. Meet at the main entrance of the building.
  • It is mandatory that tour-goers present a state-issued ID before the tour begins.
  • You may not bring your cell phone on the tour; all cell phones will be kept in a secure location. 
  • Please being your ticket for admission (printed or mobile is acceptable).
  • Although the courthouse is open to the public and access to the courthouse is free, all tour ticket proceeds benefit the presenting non-profit organizations, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and the Office of Public Art.
  • Areas visited on the tours subject to change, because it is a working Courthouse.
  • Please visit ParkPGH to find parking options. 

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