Friday, February 12, 2010;
Carnegie, Pa., is about 250 miles from Washington. Take the Beltway to I-270 north, then I-70 west to I-76 west. At Exit 57, take I-376 west. Take Exit 65 to PA-50 west and keep left onto Lydia Street. Turn right onto Sansbury Street. Main Street is two blocks away.Staying There
614 Pressley St., Pittsburgh, 412-231-3338
Lodging options are limited in Carnegie, but this converted Benedictine church building is right off the interstate leading to the borough. Rooms from $99.
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport
6011 Campbells Run Rd., Pittsburgh, 412-494-0202
Sleek chain outpost also close to Carnegie. Rooms from $104.Eating There
PaPa J's Ristorante
Broadway and Main Street, 412-429-7272
Italian eats including pizza, pasta and panini. Entrees from $10.
BabyFace's Carnegie Grill
36 E. Main St., 412-278-0304
Friendly cafe with killer house-made potato chips. Sandwiches from $5.25.Playing There
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Ave., 412-276-3456
Newly restored Civil War room open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln portraits on display through March 27.
Historical Society of Carnegie
One W. Main St., 412-276-7447
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free.Information