Directions to the Observatory

 

The Allegheny Observatory is located in Riverview Park which is on the north side of Pittsburgh in the Observatory Hill section.  Riverview Park is located at the end of Riverview Avenue, just off Perrysville Avenue (US Route19).  Riverview Park is included on virtually all maps of the City of Pittsburgh.

 

From the North

You can reach the Observatory from the North by taking route I-279 South to Exit 12 (Perrysville).   Make a right turn onto Perrysville Avenue (US Route 19), go South on Perrysville for approximately 1.5 miles to Riverview Avenue.  Turn right onto Riverview Avenue which will take you into Riverview Park.  The Observatory is situated on the hill at the right of the Park entrance.

From the South

From the South take Route I-279 North to Exit 3 ( Hazlett Street).    At the end of the Hazlett Street ramp you will be facing East Street.  Turn left onto East Street.  You will pass three stoplights at Milroy, Mt. Pleasant and Venture Streets.  At the fourth stop light, East Street makes a left diagonal turn: make that turn and continue to follow East Street up the hill.  At the top of the hill you will be facing Perrysville Avenue (US Route 19):  turn left onto Perrysville and proceed for approximately one half mile to Riverview Avenue.  Turn right onto Riverview  which will take you into Riverview Park.  The Observatory is situated on the hill at the right of the Park entrance. 

 

From East and West

Travel to Route I-279 and follow directions from either North or South depending on your direction of approach.

 

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University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Allegheny Observatory
Observatory Station
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Last Modified 08/26/2011