PILGRIMAGE PITTSBURGH: BREWS AND PEWS TOUR
Passport to Pittsburgh presents:
Pilgrimage Pittsburgh: The Brews and Pews Tour
Friday, January 20, 2023
Based on a minimum of 15 guaranteed guests.
Does not include driver or guide gratuity.
2:00 p.m.: Pick up location is at the Westin Downtown Pittsburgh.
2:15-2:45 p.m.: First Presbysterian Church in Downtown Pittsburgh is the first Presbyterian Church and one of the oldest Protestant churches west of the Allegheny Mountains with its original roots tracing to the French and Indian War. This impressive sanctuary is full of architectural grandeur and is distinguished by 13 Tiffany stained-glass windows that are 26 feet in height and are unique in their painted double pane layers of glass. They are the only windows created by Tiffany Studios using this extensive painting technique. They are magnificent to view up close and personal. Take time to stroll through Pittsburgh’s oldest cemetery located here as well.
3:00- 3:45 p.m.: St. Anthony’s Chapel in Troy Hill is a unique and historic Catholic Chapel that was constructed in 1880 under the direction of Father Suitbert Mollinger, son of a wealthy Belgian nobleman. It was during his time as a priest that he acquired thousands of holy relics that are housed at the chapel. It is in fact the largest repository of Catholic relics outside of the Vatican. In addition to the relics, Father Mollinger acquired a set of life size Stations of the Cross for the chapel on a visit to Europe. These priceless statues are carved from wood and are housed in the chapel addition. St. Anthony’s Chapel is one of the five Shrines of Pittsburgh.
4:00-4:45 p.m.: Church Brew Works in Upper Lawrenceville for “Holy Happy Hour” with a pierogi appetizer and a craft beer tasting.
In 1996, the Church Brew Works became the first and only microbrewery in the country to be located in an historic Catholic church. The former St. John the Baptist Church was destined for demolition when developers saved this historic house of God. You will see many of the original architectural elements still remaining in this unique Pittsburgh brew pub.
5:00 pm – Return to the Westin.
Questions: call Kim Adley, Owner and Custom Tour Designer at 412-298-0409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your payment secures your reservation. No refunds are issued but the tour may be transferred to another person for that same tour. Passport to Pittsburgh reserves the right to cancel any tour due to inclement weather or if the minimum of 15 people is not met.