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“Beautiful and Diverse Collections”

Frick Art and Historical Center
Ranked #24 of 185 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

My girlfriend had previously done a tour of the mansion but did not see the other musuems on the site. I had never seen any of it, so we decided to spend a Saturday afternoon viewing the site together. This is a gem for the city of Pittsburgh and can be seen for little to no cost. The Art Musuem and The Car Museum offer free admission and the tour of the mansion was around $12. The Art collection hosts some the families collection and has been maintained superbly. The Car musuem hosts several of the Fricks own vehicles and carriages as well as some that were donated to the musuem from other collectors. They even have a Model T on site. Then we did the tour which was very interesting to show how they lived and to admire some of the beautiful antiques and to hear the stories of the varies paintings and family members. I definitely recommend it for fans of culture and art.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Due to time constraints, we couldn't tour the house. However, we made sure we saw an American Odyssey, the Warner Collection of American Painting which features artists of the nation's early years of independence through the beginning of the 20th century. This special collection runs through May 25, 2014. Not to miss. Afterwards, we walked over to the Car and Carriage Museum to see the Frick collection of vehicles. Bob, the tour guide, sure knows his stuff and will impart many valuable facts and insight while serving as an "Ambassador" of Pittsburgh. We got there early enough that it was a privately escorted session. By the way, all of the above was without an admission charge. Beautiful building that sits across the street from a lovely park in a nice neighborhood setting.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is probably the shortest tour we have ever been on. There are two areas - the art collection and the carriage collection. The art collection is limited and not really for children. You can't touch. You can't photograph. If you have small children there is really no time to appreciate the art. We lasted about 3 minutes tops. The carriage house was unique and elicited some interest for my younger son. However, unlike the American car museum in Seattle, this one you can't touch, you can't photograph, the carriages are closed, you can't even view the engine from afar. It was disappointing. Good thing it was free otherwise it would have been more disappointing. Parking is also free. Not recommended for families with small children.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Enjoyed a guided tour of the grounds and home. Was very well done and interesting- recommend it highly. Cafe was a great place for a late lunch, food, atmosphere and service quaint - a must do.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great, not too large, painting collection, special exhibits, (currently notable 19th C American painters, with a very interesting collection of turn of century horse carriages and early 20th C cars in mint condition makes a great chaser. And it is all free of admission charges. Add a $12 guided tour of the Frick mansion, if you wish more history and artifacts of the upper crust.

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