Pittsburgh is known for its heritage in industry, and this week, residents get to experience that history for themselves.
The WWII-era supply ship and memorial LST 325 is stopping in Pittsburgh this week to showcase not only American history but also a glimpse of Pittsburgh’s history.
Pittsburgh’s Hand in Ship Building During WWII
While the LST 325 (which stands for Landing Ship, Tank) was built in Philadelphia, ships like it were constructed in the Pittsburgh area during World War II.
This isn’t the first time one of these landing ships has visited Pittsburgh. The LST 325 itself last visited the city in 2010. A similar vessel, the LST 512, stopped in Pittsburgh in 1945 as part of a moving display on amphibious warfare, featuring tours of the ship and military vehicles on display on the main deck for visitors to see.
Tours of the LST 325 are open in Pittsburgh from September 2nd through September 8th at its location along Heinz Field. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and tours are open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
After this week, the ship memorial will chug down the Ohio River toward Cincinnati. This week-long exhibit is extremely popular in Pittsburgh, so make sure you arrive early to experience this piece of history.
History Doesn’t Stop Here
Modern-day Pittsburgh still honors its industrial past, especially in The Strip District, located along the banks of the Allegheny River between 11th Street and 33rd Street. Here you can find modern restaurants set up in old warehouses and even a nearby brewery inside a former church.
To tour even more history in Pittsburgh, be sure to visit Point State Park, Station Square, and the Carnegie Institute and Library.
Experience Pittsburgh’s Heritage as a Resident
To truly enjoy everything that Pittsburgh’s location and historic districts offer, experience this vibrant city as a resident.
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