The Duquesne Incline

While in Pittsburgh, I had to check out the historic Duquesne Incline. It’s only one of two remaining inclined railways in the city where you can ride a century-old cable car up Mount Washington for some spectacular views of downtown Pittsburgh. I arrived at the station off West Carson Street and a decent line.

The funicular is open 365 days a year 5:30am to 12:30am Monday thru Saturday and from 7:30am to 12:30am Sundays and holidays. An adult ticket costs $2.50 each way or $5 round trip.

The Duquesne Incline was originally built to carry cargo up and down Mt. Washington in the late 19th century. It eventually started carrying passengers, mostly Mt. Washington residents who were tired of walking up footpaths to the top.

You can learn more about its history and take some great photo ops once you’re at the upper station.

I decided to walk over to the Monongahela Incline to take the other remaining inclined railway back down. It was a leisurely walk and really nice out. The walk took around 30 minutes with a couple stops along the way to admire the views of downtown Pittsburgh.

You don’t want to miss the inclines when you’re in town, especially on a sunny clear day. There are some shops and restaurants to enjoy up there as well. I walked back to the hotel to get ready to meet up with a childhood friend!

The Duquesne Incline
1197 West Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Open 365 Days A Year

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