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Frick Art and Historical Center

7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (Downtown)
412-371-0600
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Ranked #9 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Williamsburg, VA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our tour of Clayton, Henry Clay Frick’s home. The Art Museum is relatively small, but nicely done. The Car & Carriage Museum was closed for renovation. The new Orientation Center looked like a Frank Lloyd Wright design, fitting very well into the setting. Most impressive was the Café, which can’t be beat for a romantic and delicious lunch.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the art museum and car & carriage museum before dinner nearby. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, and opportunity to linger over pieces we particularly liked. The grounds are beautiful, too!

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Montecito, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I found myself pretty bored with the art collection, but I guess Mrs. Frick loved it. The grounds are pretty, there was a small café that was very busy. Didn't tour the house, wish I had.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enjoyed the docent guided tour of Clayton, the Frick's mansion. The house is largely furnished with authentic items used in the household. Docents were very well educated and helpful. Have a cup of tea at the charming cafe after the tour. and before you visit the Degas exhibit at the museum. This is a great way to spend a pleasant... More

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McMurray
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The mansion where the Frick family lived, Clayton, is very well restored and maintained. Our tour (reservations required) lasted well over an hour and was very informative. It gave us a good insight into the lives of the wealthy family and how they lived. Several hours were spent in the art museum, which is self guided. Although the guards were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I recommend a visit if you are in Pittsburgh. I visited Frick three times over the years. The duration of my stays is about 2-3 hours. Wonderful experience for all ages, check listing for special event days.

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Pittsburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Check the website prior to you visit for special events. The art museum is wonderful and gives you a sense of Helen Clay Frick's passion for family. Special exhibits at the art museum are always nice. The grounds are lovely and park-like. Cafe is pricey. The tour of the mansion is extremely educational; shows you how the Robber Barons lived.... More

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Plum, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Located in the East End section of Pittsburgh between Wilkinsburg and East Liberty, this former home of an iconic Pittsburgh family is now open for tours and lunches. Have gone there for celebrations and the tour which is very informative. The food is unique and delicious, served in a lovely setting. Lovely grounds to walk thru also.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Situated in a great area in Pittsburgh, this is a great museum to visit. Unfortunately we came on a Monday, where it was closed, but it was worth the trip as it is in a great neighbourhood with a beautiful park beside it. I will definitely come back when it opens. As stated from fellow travelers, the admission is free,... More

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nyc
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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Didn't have time to tour the home / historical center during our visit. They had just opened a special Degas exhibition and it is incredible. This is a lovely small art museum that should not be missed. The cafe on the grounds is also lovely with great food.

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