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Frick Art and Historical Center

7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (Downtown)
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Ranked #12 of 87 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Durham, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great, not too large, painting collection, special exhibits, (currently notable 19th C American painters, with a very interesting collection of turn of century horse carriages and early 20th C cars in mint condition makes a great chaser. And it is all free of admission charges. Add a $12 guided tour of the Frick mansion, if you wish more history and... More

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Morocco, IN
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely tour of the Frick Home. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the staff was exceptionally accommodating. We did not have a reservation and the guide adapted her tour for us which was above and beyond. Mr. Frick tends to get a bad rap in history but I don't think he was any more unscrupulous than the other very successful... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

First time and we where born in Pittsburgh! Our misfortune. Went to see An American Odyssey. Was very good. Great place to take adults/children who don't know if they want to observe paintings or not. Does not take long compared to other Art centers and it's free. The Auto Museum was very interesting. If you even think you would like... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Clayton, Cars and Cafe. The Frick Mansion was a real showcase in its heyday with all the modern improvements of the early 20th C. The collection of antique cars will wow any car lover and the Frick Cafe is a jewel of a restaurant for lunch brunch or afternoon tea. As for the art museum on the property, admission is... More

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Syracuse, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

First visited 15 years ago to tour the mansion , lovely home. This trip had only enough time to tour the museum and car/carriage museum . It was the first day of a visiting exhibit , AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY:the Warner Collection of American Painting . It runs until May 25,2014. A fantastic collection of work . Some breathtaking examples of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you love old Victorian Mansions and History, this is the place for you! Plan to spend several hours here, and have lunch in the wonderful little cafe in the garden. Be sure to tour the Carriage house as well as the Conservatory. The museum began as an eleven-room, Italianate-style house purchased by the Fricks shortly after their marriage in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We usually only stop by to see the antique car exhibit, but the 45 minute (or more) walk through is always engaging. A several occasions, we have taken out-of-town guests to see this exhibit and it has never failed to impress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Absolutely a walk back in time. The mansion was decorated for the holidays and the docent gave an amazing tour, recreating and sharing the setting for the Fricks life during the gilded age. If you love history this is a must if you live in or come to visit Pittsburgh. What a great place to bring family or friends from... More

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30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I can't visit this place enough. They have different themed tours and it is an interesting trip for children 8 and up. It is a wonderful way to spend a sunny day. You can picnic on the grounds. They decorate the house beautifully for Christmas too! Don't forget to visit the art and car museum.

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Alexandria, VA
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is by far the best-preserved house museum I've ever seen. Thank goodness the benefactress had the forethought to purpose it as an historic sight upon her death. Everything in it is elegant and exquisite, just as it was in the Gilded Age. As a docent in am historic home in another city, I can definitely say everything about this... More

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