Things to See and Do in Washington County PA

Washington County PA is located just southwest of Pittsburgh, stretching to the Ohio border.

Washington County has a lot to offer and is perfect for a day trip during a stay in Pittsburgh. From family friendly, historic, and outdoor activities to gaming and dining, here is just some of what you’ll find in Washington County Pennsylvania

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Dan showing off his provider skills at Meadowcroft.

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Historic Sites and Activities

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

  • Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is the earliest known site of human habitation in North America and can be found right here in Western Pennsylvania. At Meadowcroft, you can explore 20,000 ancient artifacts, millions of plant and animal remains, and much more. 

Covered Bridges Tour 

  • Take a driving tour through the historic covered bridges that can be found throughout Washington County. Explore the unique history of our region of the country through its beautiful countryside. 

Trolley Museum 

  • A unique stop on your tour through Washington County is the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, which is working to keep the trolley-era alive with its collection of 50 cars. You can even, have the unique experience of operating an antique streetcar yourself! 

A Night Out in Washington County

Try Your Luck

Concert Venues 

Performances and Experiences 

  • With two theater companies in the region, each producing full seasons of entertainment, finding a great show option is easy for any theater lover. Little Lake Theater in Canonsburg and the Old Schoolhouse Players in Hickory are sure to keep you buzzing. 
  • If you’d prefer to get into the action, check out one of the many escape rooms available to you! 5th Street Escape Room and Escape Room South each offer several themed escape experiences. 

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Sunday brunch with my girls☕️

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Dining 

And no day trip is complete without a full belly from start to finish! Lots of delicious food and drink options can be found in the region.  

  • Lunch options are seemingly endless, but you’ll definitely want to make a stop at Fiori’s Pizzaria in McMurray. You’ll want to write home about the pizza, and the rest of the menu will leave you satified as well. 
  • For dinner, try something truly historic, like the Century Inn, the oldest continuously operating inn on the National Road. Find delicious fine dining, and you can even stay the night!

When you’re planning your next trip to Pittsburgh, be sure to include a short trip down the road to Washington County. Get in touch with the beauty and history of this unique region. 


This blog post is sponsored by Visit Washington County PA