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Senator John Heinz History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Best museum to know about Pittsburgh

History Center is the Smithsonian' home in Pittsburgh. You can enjoy more the 250 years of Western... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Pittsburgh History well done

I really enjoyed the Senator John Heinz History Center. This place is Pittsburgh History at its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 August 2015

If you want to get a guided tour of the look and feel of the history of Pittsburgh, this Museum is the place to be at. Realistic exhibits portray the tough challenges immigrants faced when settling in Pittsburgh and then went to work at the...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 July 2015

See old time trolley and M. Rogers Neighborhood sets. plenty of Heinz Ketchup, pickles, and other Pittsburgh stuff, close to strip District for a good stroll and food

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

History Center is the Smithsonian' home in Pittsburgh. You can enjoy more the 250 years of Western Pennsylvania History in 6 floors of exhibits. The "Destinstion Moon: the Apollo 11Mission" through February 18, 2019 must be seen by any kind of people. Sports, wonderful Glasses,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Senator John Heinz History Center. This place is Pittsburgh History at its finest. There’s plenty to see and do and learn. It’s a great experience for families of all ages and adults as well! Definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Heinz History Center is like a pleasant walk down memory lane. Sitting in the streetcar watching footage of Pittsburgh in the 1950's and 60's was like reliving my youth. The sports area highlights many of the Steeler accomplishments.It's a wonderful way to learn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history is a true gentleman and should be on everyone's must see list. There is something for every member of your group. Right now the Apollo exhibit is in town and excellent.

Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity of the exhibits at the Heinz History center. I loved the neighborhood collections, showing off Pittsburgh, including Mr. Rogers Neighborhood sets. The section on the history of the Heinz company was fascinating, and the display of costume designer...More

Thank Perthenia
Reviewed 1 week ago

As Pittsburgh transplants, our first visit was an eye opener. This museum has so much to offer, we became members. Their rotating exhibits are interesting and offer something for everyone. Their newest exhibit on the moon landing is a must see. We have been on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This History museum is a must for people seeking to learn about Pittsburgh's remarkable history without much whitewash. While the genius of the senator's entrepreneurial ancestor is amply on display so too are the connections between Pittsburgh's manufacturers and the slave owning south. The city's...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold day in Pgh and that meant time to visit the History Center, it was well worth the time and money spent and I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank apbayhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum may not necessarily jump out at you as a must-see place in Pittsburgh, however it should be included on visitors' short lists. The displays are magnificent and the history begins from the time of the French and Indian War to modern times (including...More

1  Thank johnskabardonis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place brings back many memories of the decades spent in and around Pittsburgh. You may be pleasently surprised at what you will see

Thank Mike S
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Sherri S
2 September 2018|
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Response from SandyD1333 | Reviewed this property |
No factory tour, but a whole room dedicated to Heinz ketchup, pickles and more. It is cool.
30 August 2017|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a special affiliation to Pittsburgh, two hours might be enough. I spent two hours but would have spent more time if I had it. As others advised, it will depend on your level of interest.
20 March 2016|
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Response from Cashester | Reviewed this property |
From their website: HEINZ HISTORY CENTER AND WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS MUSEUM Adults: $16 Senior Citizens (62+): $14 Retired & Active Duty Military: $6.50 Students with a valid school ID: $6.50 Children ages 6-17... More