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Senator John Heinz History Center

Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
Phone Number: 412-454-6000
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Ranked #7 of 82 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you're new to Pittsburgh, or a native looking to expand your knowledge of our city, the Heinz History Center is well worth a visit. There are 5 floors' worth of exhibits and a library on the 6th floor. General Admission grants you access to most of what the History Center has to offer and is well worth the price.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I'm from Pittsburgh, but moved away after college, but my husband and I go back to visit frequently. On one of our last trips I decided to show him some Pittsburgh culture by taking him to the Heinz History Center. We spent close to three hours there and barely made it through three floors of exhibits. We explored the first... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you've never been to the Heinz History Center - to make the most of the admissions fee... plan a trip when there's a Exhibit you would like to see. They have some standard exhibits all the time, about general Americana, history of Pittsburgh (HEINZ and other business from our great region) and our sports teams. Now if you are... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

With 5 floors of exhibits and a 6th floor library, the Heinz History Center has much to offer. We started on the 5th floor and worked our way down. We spent a short amount of time here, viewing information about the French and Indian War and its relationship to Western Pennsylvania. Next, we stopped on the 4th floor where new... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We wanted to get the special prize for walking the 6 flights of stairs. It's a cute little pickle pin! Lots to see, if you really want to visit, you need more than 2 hours

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a really great place to go to educate all ages about Pittsburgh History. The kids enjoyed...the out-of-towners enjoyed...and the Locals enjoyed as well:-)

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Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Heinz museum is more about history in general, I thought it would be more about Heinz itself. Still there is a full floor with info and history about it, but it also has a few flaws. We came from Holland and there are some 100% Dutch products that were labeled Danish.... Still well worth the $15 and it's located... More 

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victoria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I recently spent a few enjoyable hours at the museum. The displays are well presented, the museum itself is easily negotiated and the staff are helpful and informative. The variety of displays ranging from the relaxed Heinz company story to the sombre and very moving description of slavery and the underground railway all kept me engaged. I particularly enjoyed the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Interesting exhibits are very nicely laid out in a beautiful old building. I really enjoyed seeing the old stainless steel car. Beautiful! Great local history displays.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic museum! Tons to see and experience. We were there with an eight-year-old and a 14-year-old who both really enjoyed it. Well worth the admission price, also.

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