Monongahela Incline

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  • Address: Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, United States
  • Timings: 05:30 am - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4124422000
  • Ticket Price: 1 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Cable Car

The Monongahela Incline is a fully functional cliff railway in the USA. It is one of only two surviving inclines in Pittsburgh, the other being the Duquesne incline. It is also the oldest remaining funicular cliff railway system in the USA, having opened in 1870. It stands at a maximum elevation of 369 feet, wherefrom passengers can enjoy a spectacular view of Pittsburgh. It was renovated in 1994, with upper and lower stations added, along with restored cars and new electric motors.

Today, the Monongahela Incline is still in pristine working condition, carrying passengers up and down Mount Washington constantly on a day to day basis. Originally used to transport coal, the Incline became a tourist attraction when it was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh. If you were to visit it now, you would find a historic monument that is revered as much as it is celebrated. Inclines are very rare in the country today, and the residents take great pride in them. It is very easy to pay and board, which makes it a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike.

  • The Monongahela Incline’s night-time view of Pittsburgh City is one that needs to be seen to be believed. Visit it after sundown for a once in a lifetime experience.
  • The Incline is a great opportunity for photographers to capture some truly breath-taking shots. Don’t forget to take your camera along!
  • The Monongahela Incline’s lower station is across the street from the Station Square's Freight House Building.

The Duquesne Incline and Monongahela Incline are both hidden treasures of the city. A trip to Pittsburgh isn’t complete without having enjoyed the beautiful view from atop both the inclines. 

Monongahela Incline Travel Tips

  • Try bringing exact change, as the Incline is often busy and the exact tender is much appreciated by the staff.
  • For the sake of safety, avoid the incline if you are visiting Pittsburgh on a rainy or overcast day.
  • You can spend time on the upper and lower stations as well. Photography is permitted.
  • You can find parking near the lower station, near the Station Square.

Entrance Ticket Details For Monongahela Incline

  • Children aged 5 and younger may ride for free, as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.

Monongahela Incline Hours

  • The incline is open till 12:45 am from Monday to Saturday.
  • Public holidays open from 8:45 am to midnight.

How to Reach Monongahela Incline

  • Bus No: 2, 51, 43, Y49, 91 & 40 take you to the Monongahela Incline lower station.
  • You can also catch a train, stopping at Station Square which is right next to the lower station.

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  • Monongahela Incline Address: Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, United States
  • Monongahela Incline Contact Number: +1-4124422000
  • Monongahela Incline Timing: 05:30 am - 11:59 pm
  • Monongahela Incline Price: 1 USD
  • Best time to visit Monongahela Incline(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Monongahela Incline: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 53.51% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Monongahela Incline in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Monongahela Incline visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monongahela Incline

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

94.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monongahela Incline

People normally club together Senator John Heinz History Center and PNC Park while planning their visit to Monongahela Incline.

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

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