Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

Important Update

Victorian House Tour tickets for 2023 are SOLD OUT. No tickets will be available at the door. You can still purchase discounted advance Model Train Museum tickets through Nov. 30.  Please sign up for our <mailing list> to be notified of presale ticket events for next year’s tours.

Experience a By-Gone Era

Our tour features at least six (6) restored Victorian homes plus the historic Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its beautiful Louis Tiffany stained glass windows, all decorated to celebrate a Nineteenth Century Christmas.

Come early! Calvary Church hosts a Christmas Shop showcasing some of the best local artisans and antiques of the season. They’ll be happy to hold your purchases while you tour.

These personally guided tours afford a rare opportunity to glimpse a by-gone era and experience the warmth of the season in a truly old-fashioned style. Most homes in Allegheny West are over 100 years old and Victorian in architectural style. Lavishly decorated for the holidays, they recall the late 19th Century birth of the traditional American Christmas: elaborately decorated mantels, towering Christmas trees and pine, holly and mistletoe on stairs and chandeliers.

Tour guides will explain Victorian holiday traditions, provide the history of Allegheny West and its famous Nineteenth Century residents and discuss the individual homes as they are visited.

This is a walking tour through the neighborhood which will include stairs into the homes. The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking.

Ticket Details & Pricing

  • Before November 30: $35 House Tour | $15 Train Tour
  • After November 30: $40 House Tour | $20 Train Tour

At the end of your tour, you can visit one of the world’s largest toy train museums – a private collection of hundreds of colorful train sets from the early 20th century; many of them rolling through enchanting miniature villages. There is an additional charge for the train museum.

Tour Times

House Tours

  • Friday, December 8: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 9: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Guided tours leave every 12 minutes!

Train Museum

  • Friday, December 8: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 9: 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm


In the Press

This unique tour is part of Rick Sebak’s Emmy Award® winning documentary, Happy Holidays in Pittsburgh, showcasing the finest holiday celebrations in Western Pennsylvania and is featured in the best selling international travel guide “1000 Places to See in the U.S and Canada Before You Die.

Returning this year, we have the DVD – Tinplate Legends in Action 3, a virtual tour of the train museum – available for purchase.