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Tour Clayton at The Frick

  • Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
  • The Frick, 7227 Reynolds St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Tour Clayton at The Frick Pittsburgh

PFC member Melanie Linn Gutowski will lead us on a private tour of Clayton, the 19th-century historic home of the Henry Clay Frick family.

$13 per person
Tour limit of 12 has been reached.  If you have not already registered, send email to info@pghfreethought.org if you wish to be added to the wait list.

Please bring cash to the event or pre-pay by Venmo (details sent upon registration).  Individual credit card payment for this group tour is not permitted. 

Please arrive by 11:20 am at the Visitor's Center (pass through the main gate at the far end of the parking lot).  Planned start time for the tour is 11:30 am. 

After the tour, join us for an optional Lunch at Point Brugge at approximately 1pm.

Participants are welcome to stay on site afterward to visit the Frick Art Museum (free admission).


The home of the Henry Clay Frick family from 1882–1905, this meticulously restored 23-room mansion reveals the lifestyle of a prominent, wealthy family who lived in Pittsburgh at the height of the city’s cultural and economic importance. Today, Clayton is the last remaining home of its kind in Pittsburgh, standing as a testament to another era and offering unique insights into our city’s past.

The Frick family—Henry Clay Frick, Adelaide Howard Childs Frick, and their children, Childs Frick, Martha Howard Frick, Helen Clay Frick, and Henry Clay Frick, Jr.—lived in Clayton during the Gilded Age, the forty-year period following the end of the American Civil War, which witnessed rapid, intense change and ushered in the modern era of the United States. Forces such as industrialization, urbanization, technological advances and immigration collided to fundamentally alter the American way of life—creating great wealth and progress, but also challenges and startling inequity that continue to impact our world today.

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