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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 #8 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

5 floor museum filled with Pittsburgh and region history. Very well done. Friendly staff, kid friendly exhibits. Spent 2.5 hours and saw half the exhibits. Would go again on another trip.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I went to the History Museum for the celebration of the Fort Pitt Block House 250 years "time capsule" event. While we were there to our enjoyment the CEO Andy Masich of the history center gave us a small presentation on how Pittsburgh lost it's H and how the women petitioned to get the H back by... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I saw this with my daughter and granddaughters and we all enjoyed it. The little girls liked the slides downstairs but enjoyed the Native American Tepees. I like the old streetcar trolley, the shiny all steel car which had been driven for 200,000 miles, the Heinz ketchup wagons, & Rosie the Riveter. I learned about the important Pittsburgh people and... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We started at the top and worked our way to the bottom. History and sports and memorabilia all in one building. A very enjoyable day!

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Wilton, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in Pittsburgh for a long weekend and really wanted to check out the Heinz History Museum. We were staying at the Westin, which is only two blocks away, so it was super easy for us to head over when we had some time. The whole place is really neat. It's five floors with tons of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited here recently and it is really a unique museum. We really wanted to see the Steamboat Arabia exhibition. For those of you who don't know the history of it, the Arabia sank near Kansas City in 1856 and was recently discovered buried under a cornfield. We were amazed at the history, pictures, and many, many artifacts on display. In... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a great museum! Do not miss it! Worth every penny! Beautiful and fascinating artifacts and exhibits. I had heard it was about the history of Pittsburgh and wondered how much I needed to know about that. But what it does is show you how much Pittsburgh has contributed to our whole country. And it has many exhibits about... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You'll never make it through all seven floors in one day. We hit the highlights, including the Sports Museum. The whole museum was very clean and organized. The traveling exhibit on the Steamship was fun. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Next time we are in Pittsburgh, we will have to go back!

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