On Mondays from February through October, head over to the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum between 11:30 am and 1 pm for a FREE tour. A Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation docent will be on hand to tell you the story of the place. Between 1999 and 2001, it was renovated to house the Family Division fo the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, but until 1995 it was still used as the Allegheny County Jail. A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved as the “Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.” For further information––or to double check that the Jail Museum will be open on a particular Monday––call 412-471-5808, ext. 527, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Allegheny County Jail Museum
440 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Enter the Family Court Facility through one of two entrances. In both cases, you must go through security and NO cameras are permitted. Either enter through the main Ross Street entrance, or enter through the great courtyard arch on Fifth Avenue.