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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: 412-454-6000
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Wow! This museum is worth the vist always changing and updating different themes! Bathrooms were very clean and staff friendly! Take the stairs while you're there and collect the... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! This museum is worth the vist always changing and updating different themes! Bathrooms were very clean and staff friendly! Take the stairs while you're there and collect the stamps for a pickle pin at the end prior to exiting! Well maintained displays and ample parking!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an all encompassing center that has something for everyone - from sports to local culture to special exhibits to Heinz stuff:). Would totally recommend this for everyone. A fun place for all ages

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Salem, Ohio
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked a perfect day to visit this museum, for it was in the 90's and this place was so nicely air-conditioned. I couldn't believe how huge this place is. If you read every single thing you would have to take a couple days to go through it all it would seem. The average person would probably visit at least... More 

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is plenty to see and do in this museum. Loved the variety of different exhibits showing off the diverse history of Pittsburgh. Well worth a few hours and the price of admission.

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent about 3 hours here as there is a ton to see. It combines the Heinz History Center and a Sport Museum within the building also. Tons of exhibits that are curated nicely. My favorite section was on one of the top floors and looked like an overflow. Mr Rogers and the castle were up there along with collections of... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here instead of the Children's Museum to see the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood exhibits. My boys were spellbound for almost a half-hour as we saw many items from the set of the show they watch so often. But there were many other reasons to enjoy the Center. We loved stamping our cards on each floor in order to receive... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Needed something indoors to do on a 90° day & decided to spend the day at the Heinz History Center. This place is just amazing...an old, repurposed ice warehouse with much of the original bricks and beams exposed. Even without any special exhibit right now, there is entirely too much to see for a single visit. There is a play/discovery... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a visitor to Pittsburgh (my boyfriend is a native)this museum really embodies to spirit and history of the city. The exhibits are interactive and relatable - they really focus on how historical events shaped the culture of the region and include exhibits on Heinz foods and Mr. Rogers. The sports museum is not to be missed - it does... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made a specific day trip to Pittsburgh just for the Heinz History Center because it was featured in a 30 minute show on a local TV channel. The building is modern and clean. The displays were informative if you are looking for the history of the Heinz business. But after while you are struck with the repetitiveness in the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Heinz Center is four floors of interesting information. There is great displays of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, Heinz Products, and Pittsburgh's History. It was very interesting and informative.

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