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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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Recently went to the Heinz History Center and thought there were some interesting things. On the bottom floor they were setting up for a wedding that looked really nice. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Recently went to the Heinz History Center and thought there were some interesting things. On the bottom floor they were setting up for a wedding that looked really nice. There were WW2 exhibits that were fairly interesting with many uniforms and vehicles. There was a stair program that encourages you to walk and not take the elevator. The sports exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the John Heinz History Center on a hot August Friday afternoon. This is another must see place. We only allowed an hour, ooops! It needs at least 3 hours. The layout is great as is the methodology—starts with the event in general and then highlights the specifics of local participation. I was particularly impressed with the WW2 section... More 

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Maryville Tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Heinz Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Pittsburgh as well as Western Pennsylvania. The Heinz 57 exhibit also provides lots about the history of the H.J.Heinz Company. It houses 6 floors and a wonderful interactive area for children. I love the way they provide cards that can be stamped on each floor and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is life! I would live there if I could it is literally the most amazing history museum I have ever been too. I HIGHLY recommend this museum

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum with a lot of Pittsburgh history (sports, HJ Heinz, Mr Rogers) along with a fantastic WW2 traveling exhibit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A truly impressive museum- spent several hours there learning about history as experienced in Western PA. Since I had not been very familiar with this area, I found it very educational and interesting. If you like history (as I do), then this is a must if you are in Pittsburgh. I especially enjoyed the exhibit that detailed the history of... More 

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West Newton, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Heinz history center was definitely not worth the money. the layout was horrible no sense of direction of where exhibits were. the sports exhibit was very disappointing little on hockey an sorry but marbles is not a sport. my son was bored within first 1/2 hour an I was also the world war 2 exhibit was interesting but the rest... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are rooms dedicated to the sports, to battles fought and special exhibits. It's plenty big and there is much to see. It could take you several hours to go through it and you would have scratched the surface.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great place to see the history of Pittsburgh, sports teams, and the Steel industry. Modern inside, with a touch of historical preservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A great history museum. This was an old ice house that was converted into a museum. Each floor has different and interesting artifacts. A small sandwich shop and a very good gift shop on the first floor.

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