Signature Clayton Tour Experience: Gilded, Not Golden

Event information

March 2, 2024
10:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
Check in at the Grable Visitor Center
Description:
 

Tours run Tuesdays through Sundays

Times: 10:15 a.m. through 3:00* p.m.
Duration: 75 minutes
Suggested Ages: Most appropriate for ages 9 and up

Immerse yourself in 1892, a pivotal year for our nation, Pittsburgh, and the Frick family.

*Times may vary, please click here to check tour time availability

Signature Clayton Tour Experience: Gilded, Not Golden

Tours run Tuesdays through Sundays

About the Tour

Look beneath the “gilded” surface of the late 19th century to reveal the era's more complicated truths. Discover Pittsburgh’s influence as an industrial powerhouse through a shared dialogue about the ongoing legacies of the Gilded Age.
 

"The tour guide did an excellent job of explaining the house details, decorative arts, family history & Gilded Age, in general. I particularly liked how history of the working class was woven in as a counterpoint to the lavish lifestyle of the wealthy."

- Claire L.



The Gilded Age was an era not only of immense wealth and progress, but also rapid industrialization, unprecedented immigration, and labor strife. Explore this pivotal time in our nation’s history at Clayton, the only remaining fully preserved Gilded Age mansion in Pittsburgh. Join your guide and other visitors for a conversational experience that shares the stories of the Frick family and other Pittsburghers, and considers how the legacy of the Gilded Age continues to affect us today.
 
MORE ABOUT THE TOUR

Content advisory: 1892 was a tumultuous year for the Frick family and the Pittsburgh steel industry. For this reason, tours of Clayton deal with potentially challenging subject matter, including discussions of violence, grief, and child loss.
 

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Cost:

  • Free for members
  • $22 for non-members
  • $18 for Seniors aged 65+, post-secondary Students, Veteran/Active Military/National Guard/Reserves, people with disabilities (ADA), pre-K-12 Teachers, First Responders
  • $12 for youth 17 and under
  • $1 for Museums for All (SNAP benefits recipients) with Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card
  • Free for babies held in arms
  • Free for Corporate Partners, Reciprocal Museum Members (NARM/ROAM)

Plan Your Visit:

  • Clayton tours include the first and second floors. The first floor of the house is wheelchair accessible. Click for more information about accessibility.
  • All Clayton tours begin at the Grable Visitor Center. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Group tours are available for groups of 11 or more. Learn more about reserving group tours.
  • The Frick is proud to participate in Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to active-duty military, national guard, and reserve personnel and up to five members of their families from May 21–Sept. 5.
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