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Senator John Heinz History Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I learned so much about ketchup! The actual Heinz portion of the museum, however, is a minuscule amount that the museum has to offer. It's a Pittsburgh-proud museum, so basically everything will be heavily weighted towards showing how great Pittsburgh is. I'm not complaining, PGH...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on our "rain day" list for our visit. It is not often that I am glad we got some rain on a vacation, but this was a very good visit. Lots of interesting things. We especially enjoyed the Heinz history, the Mr Rogers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bill0925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the John Heinz History Center is a good introduction to Pittsburgh's most famous citizens (inventors, titans of industry and their sports legends). We loved the tribute to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and were fascinated by Heinz's marketing genius. The exhibits are multi-media and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank phillyloverbhm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take some time to see all the extensive exhibits. We continually said to ourselves "Didn't know that happened in Pittsburgh." Fascinating history of the city and its citizens.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great venue . The Vietnam War presentation made you feel the life of the people it touched. The letters from soldiers to their families ,such a private piece to share. This museum has a little bit of everything loved the books explaining...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sherrie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this museum was OK. Not great, but not bad. I was not overwhelmed by the Vietnam display as many other seem to have been. Perhaps I walked through it too quickly. There was a nice display of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia. I saw the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter lives near here and had visited this exhibit earlier in summer. When I came in to visit her, I asked her to go with me. I shared my memories from that time with her and she shared her thoughts about the exhibit as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Akamum
Reviewed August 16, 2019

This museum is associated with Smithsonian. Pittsburgh’s history is covered in many aspects. Heinz is a large sponsor and a whole floor was dedicated to Heinz’ history. I think "The Vietnam War: 1945-1975" Exhibit did a balanced treatment of the topic.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 175ryusukem
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Very interesting displays from Pittsburgh glass to Mr Rogers to the slave trade to Heinz catsup. We were on a tour and only had 90 minutes and it was not enough time. Appropriate for young and old.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank elliesmomTexas
Reviewed August 11, 2019

My family of 4 (me, husband, 2 teenage sons) visited the Heinz History Center without knowing much about it. We *loved* it! Our usual museum capacity with the 4 of us is ~ an hour; we stayed here for 2.5. The far-reaching history of western...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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BonnieJean J
September 5, 2019|
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Response from 861devas | Reviewed this property |
I can’t say I’ve heard of this boat, and didn’t see anything at the history center about it. There is so much to see there, it is worth the visit. Maybe one of the docents or staff would know more.
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July 10, 2019|
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Yes, this is a great place to use one - plenty of room to move and very accessible.
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September 2, 2018|
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Response from SandyD1333 | Reviewed this property |
No factory tour, but a whole room dedicated to Heinz ketchup, pickles and more. It is cool.
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