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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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Wonderful Family Friendly Museum

We have visited many museums, but this has to be one of the best. The museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, focuses on the history of Pittsburgh and Western... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We have visited many museums, but this has to be one of the best. The museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, focuses on the history of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. You can step into an old Pittsburgh trolley car, experience the rich diversity of Pittsburgh's ethnic heritage and see the set where Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was filmed. You will... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We only had 2 hours to spend and they were well spent here at the museum. We particularly enjoyed the Heinz food display. The sport aspects of western Pennsylvania was very well presented and really intersting. Some interactive displays. Also an excellent miscellaneos grouping of really interesting artifacts from the early 20th century. The section on "innovations caught out interest... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Discovered a wealth of Pittsburgh area history. You'll be fascinated by the 20" Rodman gun from 1864 and the Ford Deluxe Steel Sedan as just the beginning of the adventure

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Treviso
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum to understand the local history and to admire the uniqueness of this city, from culture to sport. In the gift shop you can find my sketches of Pittsburgh!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Now I have been enjoying Heinz products for years and I did not have a clue where they originated from until we came to Pittsburgh. We spent a lovely afternoon wandering around this really lovely museum. We particularly liked the different kitchens from the last 5 decades and looking at all the packing from way back brought back many fond... More 

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Pittsburgh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The history center as a partner with the Smithsonian is a must see for Pittsburghers as well as out of town visitors with the time to spend most of a day there. We are members which is a great value and the center always has interesting special exhibits like Mister Rogers now. The older kids like it also.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were staying at the Hampton Inn right in front of the museum so we took the time to go and visit. Very nice old building. We loved the Sports section and the Heinz exhibit!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Always a good visit, got to lean a lot about the Revolutionary War in Western PA as well as Lewis and Clark's expedition. (through the Rooney's family eyes). The sports museum is a bonus with some little known facts to learn. We will be back next trip for more new information about the history of this region.

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Canton, Ohio
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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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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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