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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 94 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Dunedin, Florida
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232 reviews 232 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Clayton Hall has only 24 rooms but the interior uses very scare and expensive materials for the time...like aluminum on the ceilings (more expensive then than gold) Delightful gardens...well labeled. Carriage House; and cafe and art museum with works collected by Frick's daughter. Expert guides. Friendly staff. Lots of parking in a high end residential area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great for all the occasions - Wonderful little museum with nice exhibitions. Old cars museum is definitely worth visiting. Both places are free :) To visit a mansion there is small price. Very nice relaxed atmosphere in general and don't miss the cafe! I love their high tea time! Quite a gem in Pittsburgh!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Overshadowed by the better-known Frick Museum in NYC, the art and historical center is well worth a visit, mostly for what it conveys of the life a of a tycoon and his daughter, Helen, who was a collector and philanthropist who deserves to better known. The 1970 museum is a fine late example of Beaux Arts architecture. The permanent collection... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really nice art museum and more that well worth it for the tour of the house. We were there on a rainly day - but the gardens must be beautiful on a nice day.

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Rye, NY
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141 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Although a bit removed from downtown Pittsburgh, this site is well worth the visit. The Clayton House, a wonderfully preserved building, depicts the Frick family life as well as life among the wealthy of the era and includes a wonderful organ-like instrument the replicates the sound of an orchestra. On the day we visited entry was free with knowledgeable docents... More

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Clinton, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Frick is a small, hidden away art center in Point Breeze, that features small traveling exhibitions along with the permanent collection. Good for a quiet afternoon in lovely surroundings.

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Pearland, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So interesting to hear the stories and see how our ancestors lived at the turn of the century. Lovely grounds and flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spend time going through the former estate of one of Pittsburgh's legacy heiresses - Helen Clay Frick. Learn what the daily 19th Century life was like for Helen and her family, as well as viewing their treasures and prized possessions including an amazing car museum that houses many of father Henry Clay Fricks motor cars. Enjoy a sumptuous bite at... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Clayton, the Frick home, is preserved with roughly 90% of the all the original items -- a great collection to see their actual items. Our docent did a great job telling the story throughout the tour. There's so much to see and learn about -- feel free to ask questions beyond the information initially offered. The docents know a lot!

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Whitefish, Montana, USA
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The Frick Museum in Pittsburgh consists of lovely grounds and a small intimate museum showing some wonderful European artworks. It is a nice place to stop and have a picnic lunch before touring the Frick house....good parking, very helpful docents rest rooms, water fountain. Quiet and serene. We were there for a specific exhibit but enjoyed the entire experience. The... More

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