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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 #9 of 231 things to do 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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Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The area on slavery and the mister Rogers exhibit were informative. If you like sports then you will enjoy that section otherwise it was tedious reading about Pittsburgh. Actually my kids like the fort museum much better. It was only about 1.5 hours long but they liked the topic of Indians and British. It is simple but informative

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A wonderful place to visit to learn Pittsburgh history. It has great exhibits that are suitable for all ages.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love history and want to learn all about Pittsburgh past and present you must visit the Heinz History Museum. There's so much that you probably did not know about the city of bridges.

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Reston, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent place to visit- it is located at the end of the Strip District. They have good exhibits and lots of Pittsburgh things. The sports section is good. Nice place to come when you visit here, and check for special exhibitions.

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Norton, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

a great museum with great exhibits the portray the people and events that made Pittsburgh what it is today from Heinz ketchsup to Mr Rogers and everything in between. The museum is very large and spread out over 5 floors. Lots of fun and very informative place to visit!

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Recent memories are presented along with commemorations of times a little further past. See how people used to live, what they wore, how they worked. There are interactive and activity-oriented features for children. Marvel at the city's contribution to society.The collection is extensive, exhibits change often.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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