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Frick Art and Historical Center

Address: 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 412-371-0600
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Ranked #9 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This house embodies the opposite of Pittsburgh stereotypes. The classic grandeur of the house, coupled with the lovely open space of the grounds have no business being associated with an industrial city full of engineering college students. Our tour guide, Bunny, was incredibly knowledgeable about the house and family, and seemed to really love her job. Besides the house, the... More

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Phoenix
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57 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The five star rating is for the house, not the art museum. The art museum portion gets two stars. We went on a house tour, walked around the grounds and visited the art museum. The house was very interesting and our docent knowledgeable. You visit the first and second floors of the home and the tour lasts about an hour.... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I visited the museum and home of Henry Frick today. As a resident of tis region it was something I had not yet done. The museum had just received works from Curran. These were a treat to see. The rest of the museum was very pleasant $ quit nice. We walked to the shop and got tickets to get the... More

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Refton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The art museum and grounds are free, and very good, but the hour-long guided tour of Frick's mansion, Clayton is well worth the$12. 90% original, containing amazing woodwork, fabrics, lighting and artifacts. Stunning features and well-preserved family home. A bit removed from other city attractions, but history/art/architecture fans should not miss it!

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Dunedin, Florida
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147 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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204 reviews 204 reviews
145 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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