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“Pittsburgh's Millionaire Row”

Frick Art and Historical Center
Ranked #29 of 195 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Frick and toured the Clayton house with my husband and 11-year-old daughter in late July. Reservations are "strongly recommended" for Clayton tours which cost $12 for adults. The house was interesting (HC Frick collected art which is displayed throughout), full of period furnishings, intricate woodwork and aluminum ceilings. We got to hear a machine that played orchestra music in the home's entry way. It was pretty amazing. I enjoyed learning about the family from the extremely knowledgeable docent. I'm looking forward to reading more about Mr. Frick and the notorious Homestead strike. The Clayton was part of what was called "Millionaire Row" because Carnegie, Mellon and Westinghouse lived in the same stretch of Penn Ave. (Maybe one was around the corner on a cross street. I really got to an information overload condition.)

The Carriage Museum (free admission) was great too. My daughter sat in the one car that permitted touching and we saw two horseless carriages as well as two Rolls Royces. All of the cars are very well documented and have placards telling about their manufacture and use.

Also free to explore: the grounds and a greenhouse.

The Frick is open late (9pm) on Fridays. They have live music and food trucks. We didn't stay for that or tour Killer Heels (extra admission fee for special art exhibits), but this is a nice stop to take in Pittsburgh history.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The grounds are so beautiful. There are multiple buildings to visit and only have to pay for the special exhibit. We loved the car and carriage museum. The store had awesome gifts and the information staff was very helpful. Beautiful and wish I could go to some of their events!

1  Thank Kyle F
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

The Frick is a wonderful place with multiple venues. The impressive old home of the original Frick Mansion is available to tour. the conservatory houses many unique plants and the grounds are delightful park across is also Frick and gardens. but the kicker for my son was the auto display. Brand new exhibit of over 2 dozen antique cars is great! something for everyone! even a restaurant .

1  Thank judykoukla
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This special exhibit is currently on display until sept 4, 2016 and is a must see if you traveling through the area. The cases are filled with a collection that will astonish your eyes, many being anything you could image. The description add content to how and why many shoes became art objects not really to be worn. These 150 shoes will capture attention along videos artistically produced in many seductive visual effects. If possible book a tour with a docent on Wednesdays,Saturday's, and Sunday's. Admission is $12 and $10 for seniors. If time permits, visit the cafe, especially sit on the patio, for a fixed price meal or individual salads and sandwiches. Newly opened several months ago is the car and carriage museum displaying many prominent modes of transportation used br the Frick family since the turn of the twentieth century and no charge to enter this building. Be sure to book ahead of time to the Clayton home which has been restored by the Henry Clay Frick family and there is a chsrge

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

My niece and I spent this Saturday afternoon immersed in everything that is high heels. It's a girly girl dream come true. This exhibit is not to be missed if you claim a shoe fetish like I do. This was my first time in this venue, can't wait to explore it more. There is a lecture hall, a car/carriage museum, and cafe. There is a park with tables and benches directly across the street so pack a picnic lunch if you like. It was good clean fun. I plan on becoming a member.

Thank JusPeachie412
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