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Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
412-454-6000
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Ranked #6 of 93 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Dunedin, Florida
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223 reviews 223 reviews
115 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Museum is housed in a former ice house complete with lots of handcrafted rod iron on stairwells and balconies. You have 3 museums in my opinion: National History; SW PA history and a sports museum for pirate and steeler and penquin fans. You can hop a streetcar; board a milk wagon; throw your arms in the air in a roller... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of things to see. I went for the "Arabia" exhibit about a steamboat that sank in the mid 1800's and was discovered in a corn field.

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Sunny Pittsburgh
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From the time you enter the museum until you depart you will gain much knowledge about what Pittsburgh has experienced in the past and how it got to where it is today. Learn about things from the late 16 and 1700's up to the present and see why so many things were developed from the resources of the land here... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Museum with great exhibits and much to see I only wish there were exhibits that had to do with the heinz company.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The museum's presentation of exhibits was well done. The Sports and Heinz's exhibit was very interesting.

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Tempe, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Pittsburgh in July and stayed in the Hampton across the street from this museum. Unfortunately we waited until the last day to go and did not have enough time to see everything in the museum. There are mostly Pittsburgh related exhibits such as information about the steel industry, sports, river boats and more. The exhibits were well organized... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited the Heinz History Center in August and really enjoyed it. We had visited the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, which is connected, and enjoyed that, plus we were staying right across the street, so we decided to visit. We ended up spending MUCH more time than we expected to, as it is a really nice center with beautiful exhibits. We learned... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Good to start here for history - but not really up to date and heavy on sports. Need several hours to see everything/

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Manassas, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an excellent museum that has many wonderful exhibits highlighting Pittsburgh. There is a cool heart healthy stair trail which provides even more information about the area. There is an elevator if you don't want to use the stairs. If you complete it, go to the gift shop and they give you a prize. This is a must see... More

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Baldwinsville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Traveled with EAIA to visit this museum. So many great sections of this huge museum you need a day to explore it all. Super presentation.

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