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“The 3 Cs and Art” 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 #18 of 234 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“The 3 Cs and Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Clayton, Cars and Cafe. The Frick Mansion was a real showcase in its heyday with all the modern improvements of the early 20th C. The collection of antique cars will wow any car lover and the Frick Cafe is a jewel of a restaurant for lunch brunch or afternoon tea. As for the art museum on the property, admission is free, the shows change regularly, and the permanent exhibit is very fine. You won't be sorry if you seek out the Frick.

Visited December 2013
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“Perfect timing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

First visited 15 years ago to tour the mansion , lovely home.
This trip had only enough time to tour the museum and car/carriage museum .
It was the first day of a visiting exhibit , AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY:the Warner Collection of American Painting . It runs until May 25,2014.
A fantastic collection of work . Some breathtaking examples of Hudson River School paintings .
The car museum had several carriages from the Frick family as well as an assortment of early autos. A few American made models that we had never heard of . Our tour guide was a 12 yr. veteran , knowledgable and so very excited to share his information .
Glad we made the time to visit !

Visited March 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“ONE OF THE GREAT OLD MANSIONS IN PITTSBURGH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you love old Victorian Mansions and History, this is the place for you! Plan to spend several hours here, and have lunch in the wonderful little cafe in the garden. Be sure to tour the Carriage house as well as the Conservatory. The museum began as an eleven-room, Italianate-style house purchased by the Fricks shortly after their marriage in 1881. The house was built in the 1860s, original architect unknown. After modifications by Pittsburgh architect Andrew Peebles, it was renamed "Clayton". The house served as the Fricks' primary residence from 1883 to 1905. The Fricks moved to New York City in 1905, but in 1981 daughter Helen Clay Frick returned to Clayton, where she had previously spent part of each year, and remained there permanently until her death in 1984. Clayton opened to the public in 1990
Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company, and owned extensive real estate holdings in Pittsburgh and throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Visited April 2013
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“The car exhibit is a winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We usually only stop by to see the antique car exhibit, but the 45 minute (or more) walk through is always engaging. A several occasions, we have taken out-of-town guests to see this exhibit and it has never failed to impress.

Visited January 2014
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“Christmas at the Frick”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Absolutely a walk back in time. The mansion was decorated for the holidays and the docent gave an amazing tour, recreating and sharing the setting for the Fricks life during the gilded age.
If you love history this is a must if you live in or come to visit Pittsburgh. What a great place to bring family or friends from out of town. There is also a cafe, art and carriage/auto museum.

Visited December 2013
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