Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh: Hours, Address, Senator John Heinz History Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Skh7000
Arlington, VA14 contributions
Jan 2022
Some history of Pittsburgh, some US history, lots of random interesting this to do and see. Worth the time and the money.
Written January 23, 2022
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DMann
Conyers, GA624 contributions
Jan 2022
This wasn't on our "to do" list but I'm sure glad we went. Six floors of a mixed bag of history of the Hienz company, the Pittsburgh sports teams and so much more. Each floor has a theme so you can plan on spending as much time as you want on each floor.

My wife and I spent 3 hours here and loved it. You can come back the next day for free or visit another attraction on the same ticket(following day only). Pay parking lots very close . I liked the fact that you could go at your own pace and weren't rushed or on a structured tour or path.

Nice coat room with lockers available too . I noticed several hands on attractions for children although there were not many kids there on the day of our visit. I'd have to say this is a "must do" while in Pittsburgh, especially if like me, this is your first time here!
Written January 13, 2022
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beth c
blacklick, ohio68 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Being in the Heniz Musuem was exciting after being away for 40 years. We learned so much about the history of Pittsburgh.
Written January 4, 2022
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Emily M
United States926 contributions
Dec 2021
Give yourself plenty of time - at least a half day! There is so much to see. We're not sports people and decided to just "walk quickly through" the sports section, but actually stopped quite a few times to read as things caught our eye (steamboat racing, anyone?). The rest museum was so interesting - we really would have needed an entire day to read everything (at least). Good history about the country, the region, and Pittsburgh. Highly recommend.
Written January 1, 2022
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tabhauser
Glen Cove, NY764 contributions
Oct 2021
We chose the following exhibits that interested us as we did not have all day
The place talks about Ketchup and the company.

Since I’ve been a faithful Heinz Ketchup user my entire life I was very curious about the name and the company’s 150 old history.

Here you learn more than just ketchup, but also of some of their other 5000 products. (Did you know ketchup moves at .028 mph, slower than a snail?)

On display are old commercials of ketchup, Morris the Cat, and Charley the Tuna. There is a recipe book from 1869, and walls of displays and artifacts showing how the company grew from a farm stand. An unusual old artifact is the pickle pouch the salesman would carry.

We liked seeing the Mr. Rogers exhibit. Did not know the baseball stadium, Ferris wheel, gas station and the polio vaccine came from Pittsburgh
Written December 20, 2021
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TeacherEating
Philadelphia, PA184 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
This museum was really well done, with both exhibits for kids and adults. We had 3 kids w us, ages 5,11, &15. All enjoyed the museum. There were exhibits for adults and kids. There was history incl Tuskegee Airmen during WWII and hands on exhibits for kids. There were several sections just for kids. Museum had a type of scavenger hunt: a strip of paper kids had to stamp on every level to get a prize (pickle pin). The one noticeable difference from other museums I've been to is that every floor had chairs and benches to sit on (see photos). Take the family incl grandparents; they'll have a place to sit on every level.
Written November 29, 2021
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RobinCord24
Dayton, OH132 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
A really well done museum educational experience. Easy parking and nice gift shop. This will keep the entire family happy.
Written November 24, 2021
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caribbeantraveler91
Pennsylvania889 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We attended a memorial service at The John Heinz Historic Center. What a great venue for an event. The museum has everything “Pittsburgh”. Although we didn’t get to tour the entire museum, it appeared to appeal to all ages. There were interactive exhibits for both children and adults. The Heinz ketchup exhibit was neat to see, but I definitely couldn’t leave without seeing a piece of my childhood, the Mr. Rogers exhibit. What a nice tribute to an American icon. The museum consists of six floors, with a mixture of exhibits on each floor. If you’re looking to pass some time while in the city, and learn a little about the history of Pittsburgh, this is worth your while.
Written November 21, 2021
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Tiffany T
Farmingdale, NY140 contributions
Oct 2021
Cute little museum but was hoping for a little more. I really liked the Mr. Rogers installment but it was unusual where it was placed. I felt like it was an after thought as it was in the gallery where there other pieces the museum holds. many of the exhibits felt some what jumbled. I also felt the Heinz exhibit was a bit more of an advertisement for the company than a historical exhibit. I suppose for the money I was hoping for a bit more.
Written October 25, 2021
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,115 contributions
Oct 2021
We need to kill a few hours and decided to visit this museum. It’s kind of a mini Smithsonian American History museum. We spent about 1-1/2 hours wandering around and could have spent a little more time. There’s a nice gift shop and café.
Written October 17, 2021
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