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Take a step back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding one of the few remaining inclines in the country. Opened on May 20, 1877, the Duquesne Incline was rescued and restored by a group of local residents in 1963 and still delights residents and visitors with its original, elegant, wooden cable cars. Now you can visit the interior of the incline and watch the machinery while it operates. The Duquesne Incline's upper station houses a museum of Pittsburgh history, including photos and a storehouse of information on inclines from around the world. Unusual Pittsburgh souvenirs, maps and photos can be found at the gift shop.

Fares and Rates

General Fee
ADULTS (Ages 12-64) $ 2.50 Each Way or $ 5.00 Round Trip
CHILDREN (Ages 6-11) $1.25 Each Way or $ 2.50 Round Trip
PA SENIORS 65 and OLDER with a Port Authority Senior Citizen ID
(with proper I.D.)
University of Pittsburgh: Free
Carnegie Mellon University: Free
Chatham University: Free

Group Fee (valid for group of +10 people)
ADULTS (Ages 12-64) $ 1.75 Each Way or $ 3.50 Round Trip
CHILDREN (Ages 6-11) $1.00 Each Way or $ 1.75 Round Trip

*Cash fares as well as Port Authority bus passes and tickets are accepted as payment.
*Bus transfers can be purchased at the Incline.