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Senator John Heinz History Center
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best museum to know about Pittsburgh

History Center is the Smithsonian' home in Pittsburgh. You can enjoy more the 250 years of Western... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eliene
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Pittsburgh History well done

I really enjoyed the Senator John Heinz History Center. This place is Pittsburgh History at its... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
laceylouise
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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

History Center is the Smithsonian' home in Pittsburgh.
You can enjoy more the 250 years of Western Pennsylvania History in 6 floors of exhibits.
The "Destinstion Moon: the Apollo 11Mission" through February 18, 2019 must be seen by any kind of people.
Sports, wonderful Glasses, Discovery Place for childreen and teenagers.
Everything well done in a ex industrial space which building is amazing.
Students / Elder people pay 9 US.
From 5 - 90 years old !!

Thank Eliene
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Senator John Heinz History Center. This place is Pittsburgh History at its finest. There’s plenty to see and do and learn. It’s a great experience for families of all ages and adults as well! Definitely worth the visit.

Thank laceylouise
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Heinz History Center is like a pleasant walk down memory lane. Sitting in the streetcar watching footage of Pittsburgh in the 1950's and 60's was like reliving my youth. The sports area highlights many of the Steeler accomplishments.It's a wonderful way to learn about the city and turn back the clock in time.

Thank ctedesco212
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history is a true gentleman and should be on everyone's must see list.
There is something for every member of your group.
Right now the Apollo exhibit is in town and excellent.

Thank Sylvia L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity of the exhibits at the Heinz History center. I loved the neighborhood collections, showing off Pittsburgh, including Mr. Rogers Neighborhood sets. The section on the history of the Heinz company was fascinating, and the display of costume designer Ruth E. Carter's work was amazing. I wasn't sure if this would worth a visit, since sports history isn't my thing, but I truly enjoyed it. The story of how slavery and abolition affected western Pennsylvania was worth taking time to visit.

Thank Perthenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As Pittsburgh transplants, our first visit was an eye opener. This museum has so much to offer, we became members. Their rotating exhibits are interesting and offer something for everyone. Their newest exhibit on the moon landing is a must see. We have been on visits, special exhibits and lectures and have never been disappointed. The building itself is a gem. Don't miss visiting this one, at least once.!

Thank ExploringPA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This History museum is a must for people seeking to learn about Pittsburgh's remarkable history without much whitewash. While the genius of the senator's entrepreneurial ancestor is amply on display so too are the connections between Pittsburgh's manufacturers and the slave owning south. The city's important contributions to the abolitionist and civil rights movements is also on display.

Thank Judith A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold day in Pgh and that meant time to visit the History Center, it was well worth the time and money spent and I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank apbayhill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum may not necessarily jump out at you as a must-see place in Pittsburgh, however it should be included on visitors' short lists. The displays are magnificent and the history begins from the time of the French and Indian War to modern times (including all the great sports history this town boasts of).
With a name that includes Heinz, you can expect to see some of the company's history on display, however it is done in a tasteful manner and it does not feel overwhelming. I definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place brings back many memories of the decades spent in and around Pittsburgh. You may be pleasently surprised at what you will see

Thank Mike S
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