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Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Discover the history of Pittsburgh and learn about the contributions Pennsylvanians made to the global community at Senator John Heinz History Center. Spread over six floors of the museum's historic building, the collection takes you on a journey through Pennsylvania's past, from Native American settlements to modern times. The museum includes an exhibit about the life and legacy of Sen. John Heinz. You'll also find on site the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, with artifacts related to local teams and sports heroes, such as Franco Harris, Arnold Palmer, and Mario Lemieux. The Detre Library and Archives is here, too, holding thousands of publications about Pennsylvania, including maps and atlases. One admission fee gives you access to all of these. Senator John Heinz History Center is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Pittsburgh Edition.
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  • $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 ...  read more »
  • 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 
  • Wow, what a surprise this was. It's actually several museums rolled in to one with appeal for every age/interest. The Western PA Sports displays were the best I've seen in a sports museum - engaging, ...  read more »
  • It's so huge and full of so many interesting exhibits! Plan to come in the morning and leave late in the evening if you want to see all exhibits. You might not be able to see all of them even then.
  • What an interesting place for learning more about the many layers of the past that make up Pittsburgh. My wife and I spent three hours at the museum this morning and we really enjoyed all of the exhibits. The Lewis and Clark, French and Indian War Exhibit, Heinz Company... All good. But we loved the glass exhibit and the special collections, including Mr Rogers Neighborhood. Lots to see, lots to consider. Worth a visit.
  • If you are searching for a wedding venue, look no further. From our first visit to the History Center, we fell in love with the unique atmosphere of the Great Hall. We were fortunate to have Cara as our wedding coordinator who made sure the day ran flawlessly. My husband and I were originally faced with skepticism from our families due to the "nontraditional wedding venue"but they were amazed by the beauty and perfection of the evening. I cannot praise Cara enough from her professionalism with prompt responses to emails/phone calls, to her warm and caring personality. A great location surrounded by two hotels, ample parking, and a grand staircase entrance that family will be talking about for years...What an amazing day!!
  • Fun for kids and educational as well. Plenty of floors to visit so plan out at least two hours. There's a cute gift shop and a small cafĂ©, although it's more like a mini shop with packaged foods. Quite a bit of walking to do but lovely place and many activities.
  • Knee deep in local lore. I highly recommend the Heinz History Center for locals, especially young people. Learn about the Immaculate Reception in the sports museum, visit Mr. Rogers Neighborhood or see artifacts from Pittsburgh's many ethnic neighborhoods - all without the stuffy museum feel.
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