Our Story

History

In the early 20th Century, rail travel represented an integral part of transportation in the United States. By the early 1900s, Pittsburgh had become one of the nation's largest cities and a large railroad station became a necessity to help connect the city to the Eastern Seaboard. The construction of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station in 1901 reflected the spirit of a growing city, with no luxury overlooked. Vibrant brass, rich mahogany and ornate marble communicated a message of refinement, while stained glass cathedral ceilings towering overhead left little doubt of the place's significance.

Today, the station has been restored to its original beauty – transporting every visitor back to a time when rail travel was king. From the time we opened our doors in 1978 to the present, Grand Concourse has set a new standard in Pittsburgh.

Notable Visitors

Over the years, many notable guests have paid us a visit, including Vice President Joe Biden, Michael Douglas, Col. Sanders, Terry Bradshaw and Olivia Wilde are among the many famous guests to stop by. Several movies have had scenes filmed at Grand Concourse, including Dogma, Promised Land, The Next Three Days and Love & Other Drugs.