General Info

General Info

SPMMMV provides regularly scheduled tours on Saturdays* at St. Nicholas and facilitates private tours at other times through its docent program. The 60-minute tour provides a glimpse into Vanka’s art and the experiences that shaped his ideas. Trained docents discuss and answer questions about Vanka’s early life, his success in Europe and his life in America.

Admission: $10 per person. Tour admission is essential to SPMMMV’s efforts to ensure public access to the Murals. You may pay your admission at the Church or in advance. For more information, to register for a Saturday tour or request a private tour at another time: Take a Tour.

SPMMMV is an independent and registered 501 (c)(3) organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible.


St. Nicholas is an active church. SPMMMV provides public access through its docent tour program. Tours are available on Saturdays at 11:00am and 12:30pm. Tours at other hours must be scheduled through SPMMMV.

Mural viewing is not possible during weekly Mass on Saturday at 5:00pm or Wednesday at 8:00am.

Docent hours may be delayed or cancelled due to Church activities. Please check Facebook and the website for change or cancellation notices before arriving.

Tour Hours

Docent tours are at 11:00am and 12:30pm on Saturdays only. Private tours may be requested at other times.

The Church is not open at other times unless previously scheduled with SPMMMV. Visitors may join tours in progress. The $10 Admission fee still applies and will be collected at the end of the tour.

All other visits must be requested as a Private Tour. SPMMMV requests a minimum of 8 people or a donation of $80 to reserve an exclusive day and time for your tour. Private tours for smaller groups may be accommodated, but are not guaranteed, by combining them with others.


The church is located at 24 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209, minutes from downtown, just off Route 28 at the Millvale exit. Click here for a map and detailed directions.

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