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Frick Art and Historical Center

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Address: 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Phone Number: 412-371-0600
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the mansion is beautiful

We've toured Clayton several times since it opened to the public. We took many out-of-town guest there over the years, and everyone always enjoyed it. This year we finally made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was random so, no reservations, which are required at the Clayton and the Cafe. Clayton is the main house and the Cafe serves lunch and tea, not sure if it's high tea or not...All other properties are self guided..A must see is the Car and Carrige museum..My only negative is the staff is arrogant, but this will not... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We've toured Clayton several times since it opened to the public. We took many out-of-town guest there over the years, and everyone always enjoyed it. This year we finally made it to see Clayton decorated for Christmas. Our image of an over-the-top Victorian Christmas was way off. The Fricks did Christmas on a small scale, unlike the Newport mansions which... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Hey ! I'm an easy-going kinda guy who appreciates people who volunteer to preserve and exhibit our cultural past. And, I have toured many many sites in my Pennsylvania in appreciation of these efforts. But I have never experienced the, oh, let's call it "coldness" of some of the presenters at Clayton. Our tour guide, bless her heart, was wonderful,... More 

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Fayette County PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Took a tour of the Clayton House recently and although I found it interesting, I was disappointed with the tour and lack of history. Our group was told over and over how "rich" and "wealthy" the Fricks were. I do believe that most if not all of our tour knew that. Upon entry to the house, you were asked to... More 

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Washington, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My husband and I visited Clayton at Christmas time expecting it to be lavishly decorated for the season. That was the first disappointment. There was almost nothing! If the Fricks were that wealthy, I find it hard to believe that they would not have had lavish holiday decor. The staff boasted holiday decor. Second of all, the docents were very... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is my second visit and I was hoping that the tour by now included much more historical information, especially since this site had major renovations, especially a brand new visitor center. Sadly, this isn't the case. The house tour still primarily focuses on the house, and not Frick's controversial role in steelmaking, which, of course, was at his time... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

loved my time spent here. the old house is quite stunning. exhibits were well done and very nice. walking the grounds was a wonderful experience as well

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Sunny Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I got to view antique cars from early 1900's and see some really rare carriages from late 1800's through the work of those dedicated to preserving older works for the public to view. This was through the generosity of Mr Fricks daughter who wanted Pittsburgh to see another side of her father's accomplishments. The home here that was built for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

one of the cities gems go visit a place that you can not sits right in the middle of the city, relax walk around and eat outside at the café, first Fridays concerts the best

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Pittsburgh, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The house is lovely and the grounds are great. We love to frequent the summer concerts and to visit the art museum. It is a treat to dine at the Frick Café. The food is delicious and they have nutrition in mind. They use many items from their garden and greenhouse at the restaurant.

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