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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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Fun history center

Go back in time and learn in an enjoyable, well presented center. You can look at exhibits at your leisure and spend time where you want to without being hurried along. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go back in time and learn in an enjoyable, well presented center. You can look at exhibits at your leisure and spend time where you want to without being hurried along. Nice center to spend an afternoon.

Thank suzijohn
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As visitors to Pittsburgh, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this multi-floor display of Pittsburgh's and America's past. The displays are varied (history, sports, culture, etc.), thorough, and well-displayed -- many with video presentations that are very helpful and informative for this self-guided tour. We hope to return and bring our grandchildren, as there is a large number of interactive... More 

Thank Cashester
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235 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can you resist actually seeing the set from Mister Rogers? We couldn't, and it was great but the biggest surprise was how large and well done the museum is. Honestly, we expected a floor or two of ketchup bottles. While there is an interesting section on the history of Heinz food, the bulk of the museum is made of expertly... More 

Thank NKPBerkshire
Providence, Rhode Island
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Heinz History Museum has it all - literally. The massive museum is home to multiple floors of exhibits from ketchup to war to local Pittsburgh history. This is a must see if you are in Pittsburgh.

Thank Nick F
Brave, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is awesome! They have different (attractions?) every so often the most recent one being the World War II exhibit. It was amazing. They did an honor to our boys who bravely fought for us during that time. The rest of the museum is great too- if your any Pittsburgh sports fan you'll LOVE the sports floor! I'll def... More 

Thank BlessedWife812015
Brecksville, Ohio
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Give yourself plenty of time to be wowed by this diverse collection of Pittsburgh history memorabilia. Parking garage and parking lots close by. The exhibits range from steel mills to sports to catsup. Lots of interactive stations and activities for kids. Very well organized and handicap accessible. They also have rotating exhibits of special interests. They are associated with the... More 

Thank Dannie M
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving into Pitt which isn't the easiest place to navigate when you've never been there before and your boyfriend has no patience lol and I looked over to see the neon ketchup bottle pouring! I had to know what that place was! We wound up going there on a Sunday I believe and it was such a surprise... More 

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Draper, Utah
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pittsburgh is a blue-collar sports town. It has the feel of the 1950's. This museum captures it all.

Thank Dunn45
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums in Pittsburgh (second only to the Carnegie Art and Natural History Museum) and definitely a 'must see'. Take your time and allow at least two to three hours: there's a huge sports collection that any sports fan would be impressed by; floors and floors of local history that as a non-local I found it to... More 

Thank dmwnc1959
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best museums Pittsburgh has to offer. There is so much incredible history to be viewed here. Unlike a lot of other museums, these exhibits are mostly specific to the rich history of the local area which makes it a great stop for local residents. The sports museum is great as well, especially in such a... More 

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