The Duquesne Incline

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  • Address: 1997 West Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 15219, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 01:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4123811665
  • Fax: +1-4123811943
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Funicular, Landmarks, Parks

The Duquesne Incline, which is the most famous of its kind in Pittsburgh, is an inclined plane railroad, also known as a funicular. It is situated near Pittsburgh’s South Side neighbourhood, and scales the length of Mount Washington. It measures 800 feet, and stretches up to a height of 400 feet. It offers visitors an astounding view of Pittsburgh, and has been featured in a number of Hollywood movies apart from being a local favourite.

Originally steam powered, The Duquesne Incline was built to carry cargo up and down Mount Washington, before being opened to passengers. Though it was one of many inclines to be built in its day, it is to date one of only two surviving inclines in Pittsburgh that is still functioning. An observation deck was added at the top, which gives visitors a magnificent view of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle". It offers scenic views of the entire city from its cable car, which takes you both ways up and down the hill, and the very track in itself is a heritage monument and a tourist attraction.

  • The incline has been featured in Hollywood movies like ‘The Next Three Days’, ‘Flash Dance’ and ‘Lady Beware’.
  • In 1962, the incline was closed, but overwhelming support from the locals resulted in a fund raiser to reopen it, which bore fruit the following year.

There is a lot of history associated with the Duquesne Incline, and that’s only half the reason to pay it a visit. When in Pittsburgh, take one ride on the Incline to see the city like never before.

The Duquesne Incline Travel Tips

  • Try bringing exact change, as the Incline is often busy and the exact tender is much appreciated by the staff.
  • There are restaurants, lookout points and even a mini museum at the top of the Incline.

Entrance Ticket Details For The Duquesne Incline

  • Children aged 6-11: $1.25 per head.
  • Children 5 and Under/ Senior Citizens: Free.

How to Reach The Duquesne Incline

  • Bus Nos. 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D all pass through Mount Washington, where the Duquesne Incline is situated

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  • The Duquesne Incline Address: 1997 West Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 15219, United States
  • The Duquesne Incline Contact Number: +1-4123811665
  • The Duquesne Incline Timing: 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • The Duquesne Incline Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit The Duquesne Incline(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit The Duquesne Incline: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 72.8% of people who visit Pittsburgh include The Duquesne Incline in their plan

  • 90.45% of people start their The Duquesne Incline visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see The Duquesne Incline

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Duquesne Incline

People normally club together Monongahela Incline and PNC Park while planning their visit to The Duquesne Incline.

People also prefer to start their day with The Duquesne Incline.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Duquesne Incline Reviews & Ratings

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  • How many stairs are there and where are they located? Is there any break in the stairs or are they continous?

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  • If you're driving from U. of Pitt to the incline what's the best way to go and is there parking at the base of the incline?

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  • is this ride handicapped accesable? are the hours only 530-1 in the afternoon on sat.?

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    • Even though the upper stations accessed from Mount Washington are said to be handicapped-accessible, the whole site is not exactly handicapped-friendly as there are a lot of stairs. The timings for Saturdays are usually from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. 

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