June 11, 2022

West View Cemetery Tour – June 11th

Ever wonder what family stories are found behind those artful tombstones in West View Cemetery?  This well-maintained “city of the dead ” on Cemetery Lane was established by Rodef Shalom Congregation in 1880.  Allegheny City’s Jewish history is found here in the section we call Allegheny Terrace.

Join us for an afternoon walking tour on June 11th at 1:00 PM.  We will explore the tales of a department store-founding family, clothes merchants, nationally-known religious leaders, club women, suffragists, and even a baseball tycoon.  These builders of the City of Allegheny and Pittsburgh await you.  Come and learn their interesting stories.

Cost for the tour is $5.  For reservations call (412) 766-5670.  This is a working cemetery, and the tour may be delayed for a funeral.  We will be walking on uneven ground with a slight elevation, so please plan accordingly!