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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: 412-454-6000
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Wonderful engaging museum

This is a wonderful and unique museum. The facility is an old renovated industrial space and the atmosphere along with the top-notch exhibits does an outstanding job of capturing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful and unique museum. The facility is an old renovated industrial space and the atmosphere along with the top-notch exhibits does an outstanding job of capturing the feel and history of Pittsburgh. My most recent visit was for a meeting hosted in a ballroom, and it was one of the top meeting venues I have ever had... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the museum and learned about Pittsburgh and the region. The exhibit on slavery was educational and well done. My husband enjoyed the sports exhibit.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a great treasure Pittsburgh has in this lovely museum! Spend a few hours here to learn about the history of the region, the great sports tradition, and iconic Pittsburgh legends. Franco Harris, Mr. Rogers, and the industries that made this city strong. There's something for everyone here, and when you are done it's a short walk to the shops... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Though I have visited the Heinz History Center many times, this visit was particularly focused on the World War II exhibit that they had. It was very well-organized and gave a detailed and broad description of the various contributions companies and people in the Pittsburgh area made during WWII -- from the original design on what became the Jeep to... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Even if you are not a fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams, you can come here to experience the heritage and growth of the city. Want to see a stainless steel car? A 1930's car was made to highlight manufacturing capability before the DeLorean. Other notable discoveries highlight the theme of innovation. Going back to the 1700s, you see the... More 

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was a very interesting museum. A number of different types of exhibits and of course one dedicated to Heinz. You need to set aside at least 3-4 hours for this place. We were here almost 4 hrs and did not even get to a few sections. A lot of interesting things to see but did not seem too overwhelming... More 

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

9 chaperones took 80 students to the center on a Wednesday morning. Our students range from 5 to 11. There was a little something for everyone and we were able to see it all within a few hours. It was a pleasant trip with few hands on activities. The only real problem we had was with the very rude man... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

With 5 floors of interesting history of Pittsburgh,from beginning early days of pioneers to the present,one can learn by seeing all the things that make Pittsburgh "someplace special". the sports wing is a can't miss,covering our rich history of all kinds of sports. Learn about the things made in Pittsburgh,things that changed the world,did you know glass making was just... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the orchestra, dancers, antique cars, sports and history exhibits and the glass items. Loved getting a photo in the Kennywood jackrabbit roller coaster car next to Kenny kangaroo. This is a must visit in Pittsburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A fabulous museum with friendly staff, this is a great place to come when first visiting Pittsburgh. I learned how to speak Pittsburghese and discovered the many amazing people and inventions that came from this industrious and now lovely city. I highly recommend this attraction.

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