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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Address: 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208
Phone Number: 412-454-6000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Very interseting collection and great local history

Awesome building houses this museum and I think about 4 or 5 floors. Excellent collection and very well done. Expect to be there for 2-3 .Great local history and really tells... read more

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Dave N
Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome building houses this museum and I think about 4 or 5 floors. Excellent collection and very well done. Expect to be there for 2-3 .Great local history and really tells about it in great detail.Great for kids as well.Easy paring and nice gift shop.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has so many exhibits and is well worth the several hours that it takes to do a thorough tour.

Thank LBINewJerseySwede
Hadddonfield NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In Pittsburgh for a couple of days, we were staying at the Downtown Hampton Inn, across the street from the Heinz History Center. Seeing that it is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, we decided to give it a try. We were amazed at the fantastic exhibits, which equal and often surpass those of the Smithsonian museums in Washington. My favorite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little too much pittsburgh sports history, but I learned a lot about my new city. I don't think I'd do it twice, but it's a good place to bring people if you are visiting...

Thank Erica M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This large museum is a great place to learn about local history and the people who made Pittsburgh what it is today. There's a diverse collection - Mr. Rogers' TV set, Pittsburgh innovators (inventors, musicians, business leaders and many more), the history of the Heinz corporation and its products, Pittsburgh neighborhoods and ethnic minorities, and, my favorite, several rooms with... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really appreciated this museum's eclectic collection of memorabilia and history of the great magnates of the area. We needed 3 hours to cover it all and only had two, but we really enjoyed ourselves here, learned some things and the time flew. Sports, mining, oil, and of course the hard work and focus on quality of Heinz and other... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I went on a Sunday afternoon. It wasn't crowded, so we had the chance to take our time to see all of the exhibits. It's a fun and fascinating place to visit, and I highly recommend it!

Thank Mandi W
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sports exhibit is well done with Pennsylvania sport's history. First and fourth floor were the best for me.Never watched Mr Roger's but I'm sure many would appreciate this exhibit. Too much $$ for admission.

Thank jl8082
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

$16.00 admission little pricey for this small museum. I tried to stop at the gift shop to look for the coupon book for a discount on the admission. The older gentleman at the museum desk was rude and put out that I was wanting to look for the coupon. He told me the gift shop was not open. Found the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the sports history wing and the Heinz history center it was very neat. It had a lot of Steelers history there and a lot of history about Pittsburgh Sports

Thank Keith S

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