Guided Tours

Discover the history of agriculture and industry of southwestern Pennsylvania on a guided tour of West Overton Village, offered May - October.

Guided Tours

Learn about the history of West Overton on a guided tour. Follow a trained guide through the 1838 Overholt Homestead and other points of interest at the historic site.

On your tour of West Overton Village, you will:

  • Learn about the history of the Overholt family, who settled the property in 1803. Discover how the Overholts transformed their family farm into a thriving industrial village with up to 250 residents at its peak. Connect the story of West Overton to broader social and economic changes occurring across the nation amid the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century.
  • Tour the original homestead of the Overholt family built in 1838. Explore the rooms in which Abraham and Maria Overholt spent their time. See the desk where Abraham conducted buisness, original family coverlets, and other pieces of family furniture and decor. Additionally, learn about the preservation efforts made by Helen Clay Frick, daughter of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, upon her purchase of the home in 1922.
  • Explore the grounds around the homestead including the gardens, an outdoor kitchen, and the springhouse where Henry Clay Frick was born in 1849.

Planning for your guided tour:

  • Guided tours are offered May - October
  • Admissions is located in the Museum.
  • Guided tours begin on the hour. The first tour begins at 10:00 a.m. The last tour begins at 3:00 p.m.
  • Each tour is approximately one hour and led by a trained guide.
  • A portion of the tour takes place outdoors, so please plan accordingly for weather conditions.
  • Please review our campus accessibility and contact us to discuss accommodations. 

Plan Your Visit

Guided tours provide an in-depth exploration of West Overton’s history. Check out our Hours and Admission to plan your visit!