We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Allegheny County Courthouse

5th Ave. and Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-350-5313
Share
Save
Review Highlights
the center of abuse and corruption

this place is only worth walking by but from across the street-pittsburgh law enforcement love to... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
TripMember11272017
,
Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
An Architectural Gem Worth a Visit - and a Cool Jail!

H.H. Richardson's masterpiece (in my opinion). Millions were spend on rehabilitating and... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
NewYorker375
,
New York
Read all 28 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
5th Ave. and Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA
Downtown
CONTACT
+1 412-350-5313
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Pittsburgh
from US$ 75.00
More Info
from US$ 99.00
More Info
from US$ 50.00
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (28)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"bridge of sighs"
in 3 reviews
"old jail"
in 3 reviews
"interesting building"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"downtown pittsburgh"
in 2 reviews
"arches"
in 3 reviews
"masterpiece"
in 5 reviews
"courtroom"
in 2 reviews
"romanesque"
in 5 reviews
"tower"
in 2 reviews
"architecture"
in 3 reviews
"restored"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 4 reviews
"visitors"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 19 January 2018

this place is only worth walking by but from across the street-pittsburgh law enforcement love to throw in jail all tourists! my title says it all-oh maybe not the movie "silence of the lambs" was filmed here enough said

Thank TripMember11272017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 July 2017

H.H. Richardson's masterpiece (in my opinion). Millions were spend on rehabilitating and refurnishing its Romanesque exterior, interior stairways and courtrooms (one restored to its initial height dimensions). A self-guiding tour book is available for visitors. On Mondays only, from 11:30 am - 1 pm the...More

Thank NewYorker375
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Google this attraction for the history and gaze at the WPA frescos, or watch a trial. All can be done.

Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Count the arches, if you dare! We are so fortunate here in in Pittsburgh to have Henry Hobson Richardson's masterpiece, an edifice replicated-in part across the country. Big stones, arches, architectural details recalling Italian buildings, arches, towers, arches, courtyards, arches - this is a magnificent...More

Thank Tim M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Such an interesting building located in the center of downtown Pittsburgh. H.H.Richardson's architecture is evident when viewing the beautiful work of the courthouse. A must-see when visiting Pittsburgh.

Thank Global176
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Title says it all! The staff of the Allegheny County Courthouse is extremely professional yet friendly and helpful. The facility is quite large and can be confusing if you aren't entirely sure where you are going; there is always someone willing to help. There is...More

Thank BellaJ22PA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 February 2016

These are extra-ordinary Richardsonian buildings. The Courthouse is splendid but in great need of repair inside. It is looking old and shabby. The old jail has been completely modernized inside (but maintains a small original portion for visitors and historians to visit). Both are worth...More

Thank Peggy F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The Allegheny County Courthouse is a perfect example of an H. H. Richardson Romanesque architecture. Fans of his works will want to add the Allegheny Courthouse to their bucket list. It's a massive stone building with a picturesque center courtyard with a fountain. We took...More

Thank James S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 August 2015

When you first see the building, you will be really impressed with its "strength". The fact that it is still a working courthouse is also very interesting. Call first, but if you are able to tour the inside, it is fascinating.

Thank Allen21096
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Thus facility is terribly old and full of grumpy people. Parking is poor and very expensive in and around

Thank Foodcritic11_11_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 75 hotels in Pittsburgh
Omni William Penn Hotel
4,620 reviews
.15 km away
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
1,035 reviews
.22 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
705 reviews
.24 km away
Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh
305 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
90 reviews
.03 km away
The Carlton
200 reviews
.09 km away
Terrace Room
204 reviews
.18 km away
Bruegger's Bagels
116 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Heinz Hall
243 reviews
.55 km away
PPG Paints Arena
852 reviews
.53 km away
Smithfield United Church of Christ
5 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Allegheny County Courthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;