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Frick Art and Historical Center

7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (Downtown)
412-371-0600
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Ranked #8 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
136 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Pearland, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did not have time to tour the Frick home, but the museums and grounds were simply wonderful. We also enjoyed a delightful lunch outdoors at the cafe. Highly recommend.

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