Details: Carnegie, Pa.

Friday, February 12, 2010; WE18

Getting There

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

Priory Hotel

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.


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