Shadyside Splendor PSO Holiday Home Tour

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Online sales close Saturday, November 21, 11:59 pm.  Sunday tickets sold at the ticket booth - cash only

A Fanfare Tour of Four Shadyside Gilded Age Mansions exquisitely decorated in architectural themes for the holidays to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!

New This Year - The Holiday Home Tour will have a morning and afternoon session to make it a more enjoyable day for all.

Take a ride on the Holiday Trolley which will be available to assist visitors along the route.

This self-guided tour includes admission to 4 Shadyside Gilded Age Mansions in the Fifth & Amberson neighborhood. Throughout the day, classical ensembles will perform seasonal music as guests are treated to docent-led tours of the first floor of each home.   


Tickets are $50 (tax deductible, non-refundable); $60 walk-up

ONLINE: Tickets may be purchased via ShowClix using a credit card.  Bring a printed or digital copy of your receipt to the ticket booth, at 5th and Amberson, where you will then receive a tour program for the day.  There will be signs and docents on site to help direct you. Home tour addresses are listed in the program along with a map of the area. You may tour the homes in any order.

Please bring a printed or digital copy of your receipt if purchasing your ticket online.


TICKET BOOTH: A Ticket Booth will be located at 5th & Amberson in the first floor of the McCook Reed Mansion. The ticket booth will be the only location for same day ticket purchases and Will Call from phone purchases.  Walk up tickets are $60 and must be paid for with cash only. 

Credit cards will not be accepted at the Ticket Booth



Tickets are available for sale at the following retailers with cash or check only:

Lee Heckman Custom Framing

301 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon


 Barefoot Stitches & Gifts

313 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon


 The Hostess Gift Shop

600 Third St., Beaver PA


QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS? PLEASE CALL THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION PHONE 412-392-3303. Leave your message and your call will be returned promptly.



 The following venues are offering specially priced Shadyside Splendor Brunches for Shadyside Splendor ticket holders only.

Mansions on Fifth 

Brunch Special $28 ++ per person, served from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 A buffet brunch with carving, omelet and dessert stations!

The Oak Room Lounge will be open from 4:00 PM-11:00 PM serving lite fare and cocktails created just for Shadyside Splendor!

Brunch reservations are a must; please call Mansions on Fifth – 412-381-5105

The Twentieth Century Club

4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Brunch $22 ++ per person, served from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM 

A mouth watering array of fresh breakfast and luncheon favorites, fresh baked pastries and desserts.

Brunch reservations are a must; please call,

 The 20th Century Club – 412-621-2353



All homes are within walking distance of one another. The distance between some houses can be a 10 minute walk.    

Free on-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.

Limited free parking is available at Rodef Shalom Temple and WQED.

UBER has graciously provided a special discount code for Shadyside Splendor ticket holders who have the UBER app and are first time users.  To avoid the traffic, use the code psa2015 to take Uber and leave the car at home! 


In order to ensure an enjoyable day for all participants, we ask that you observe the following guidelines:

  • The tour begins at 11:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM.

  • Homes can be toured in any order with tour docents in each home. Please respect owner privacy of roped – off areas and closed doors.

  • Each guest will be provided with booties to tour the homes. We ask that you wear comfortable low-heeled shoes for your safety.

  • Please refrain from taking any photographs with cameras or cell phones.

  • Eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted in any of the homes.

  • Entries into private home restrooms along the tour will not be available.

  • Children 12 and over are welcome with an adult and a ticket.

  • Your ticket purchase is a donation and is not refundable.

  • Umbrellas and large bags must be checked at the entrance.


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McCook Reed Mansion 925 Amberson Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232