Parking & FAQ
Parts of Allegheny West are in a Residential Parking Permit zone that is enforced through 9:00pm every day, so please be aware of the signs. So that you don’t have to worry about whether you are in permitted area, our neighbors from Babb Insurance have very generously offered us the use of their parking lots. A map can be found here. If you park in a metered spot on Western Ave or in the park you will have to pay any applicable City parking fees.
Directions to Holmes Hall
- turn right onto Galveston Ave.,
- walk 1/2 block; turn right onto N. Lincoln Ave.
- go two blocks towards the park, then turn right on Brighton Rd.
- Holmes Hall will be on your right. (If you get to Ridge Ave. you’ve gone too far.)
Our tour guides will walk you back to the parking lot, if that’s where you’re headed, after the tour. If you choose to park at a metered space please make sure that you pay the parking fee through 7:00 pm. The only free parking available will be in the Babb Insurance lots.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
4:30 pm on Friday & Saturday evening | 12:30pm on Saturday afternoon.
In the evening please plan to arrive before 5:30pm when groups will begin departing for the first houses. In the afternoon, please arrive no later than 1:30pm. If you would like to be placed in one of the tours that leaves closer to 2:00pm or 6:00pm please let us know. While you’re in Holmes Hall you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of Sangria, have some appetizers and explore it’s amazing garden.
It looks like it is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Pittsburgh. We will be outside in the sun a fair amount, so we recommend you bring sunscreen and a hat. In the event it does rain, the tour will go on regardless of the weather. Please come prepared with waterproof shoes, umbrellas, and raincoats, since we will still be walking from house to house, even if we have to move the tastings inside.
When you purchased your tickets we asked that you let us know if there was anyone else in your group that purchased tickets separately. We’ve matched up everyone based on those requests but if you’d like to verify that you’ve been placed with your friends please reply to this message and we’ll be happy to confirm for you.