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“Historic and beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frick Art and Historical Center

Frick Art and Historical Center
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-371-0600
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Ranked #9 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Historic and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

I went on the historical tour of Clayton (the Frick mansion). The guide was very informative and was able to answer all of our questions. The house itself is a work of architectural art, but also contains many beautiful paintings including a Monet. Great value at $12 for a one hour tour!

Visited November 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very cool, cheap and easy date in Pittsburgh. (mostly FREE) with plenty of parking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

If you're looking for a quick and easy and cheap date, this is a good one.

They have a car and carriage museum (free) that is really worth it, even if you're not a car collector. Very cool to see things like steam powered cars and the first hybrid car made 100 years ago! The carriages are also pretty neat to see a piece of history like that. There are like a dozen carriages in immaculate shape.

There is an art museum that is also free. They have pieces from like the 1300's. You could easily spend 45 mins to an hour in this part of The Frick. In the summer/fall they have a greenhouse where they grow plants/flowers/veggies which was fun.

The grounds are beautiful! Very well kept. You can then get coffee/tea/sandwiches in the cafe, or if you're a starving student in grad school here like so many are in Pitt.. Pack some sammies in a cooler with a few drinks and eat them at Frick Park across the street. Totally worth it, easy date, had a really fun time, and got to see some cool stuff for free.

They have tours of the mansion that cost, but we didn't do that (since we're poor).

I would go again if I had someone new to show the area to, and I would easily recommend it to friends and co-workers to visit.

Plenty of parking, so don't worry about that. And it's free.

Visited October 2011
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New York City
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“The Frick House is Worth The Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Just twenty minutes east of Pittsburgh, this is a wonderful mansion and museum. The house itself is not ostentatious, but it was/is beautifully appointed. It isn't huge. It could be very livable today if modernized. Nice to see how the other one half of one percent live!

Visited October 2011
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Worth a tour and lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We toured the Clayton house on the Pittsburgh Frick Museum grounds. I lured my husband there with the promise of the antique car and carriage collection, since he does not always like historic home tours. However, in this case, he loved it. Helen Clay Frick lived in the house after inheriting it from her steel magnate father. Since she never married, the house remains virtually intact with 90% of the belongings she and her family had possessed.

Do not miss the Cafe at the Frick. Superior lunch fare. You could tell locals came there just for lunch on a Sunday. The art museum is so-so, but travelling exhibits might be worth a look. I was very glad we made the trek to see this unusual house, carriage house, cafe and art museum on beautiful grounds.

Visited August 2011
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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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“Don't skip the art and car collections!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

My 12 year old son and I had a few hours to kill in Point Breeze so we decided to stop by the Clayton to explore the art collection and car and carriage museum, both of which are free! We have been to the mansion several times (love it!), but had never seen Helen Clay Frick's art collection. One word: WOW. HCF's collection contains work by famous artists, collections from various countries, work spanning 800+ years, and travelling exhibits. And it's all free to the public! The guard/guide was fantastic--knowledgeable, friendly, and funny! The car and carriage museum has recorded audio guide you can access by cell phone that really added to visit. Great way to spend a few hours!

Visited July 2011
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