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Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

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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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  • This is an excellent stop for history buffs and local nostalgia. There is a train, covered wagon, and a classic car all when you first walk in. There is a book mark that is given to your children. If ...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit if you have never been! Our kids enjoyed it and they hate anything having to do with "history."  more »
  • Stuffed from our breakfast at Enrico's Biscotti,we waddled a mile to the Senator John Heinz History Center, a very well-laid-out and enjoyable journey through the history of Western Pennsylvania. We l...  more »
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  • If you haven't been here, it's so worth a visit. Something interesting for people of all ages and if you grew up in Pittsburgh, you will be instantly transported back to childhood by the exhibits. Must see for the Pittsburgh sports fan. Tip: Don't pull in to the first parking lot you see. There's one for $12 right next to the hotel but right around the corner is one for $6.
  • Was here for an event so didn't get to see most of the museum. What I did say looked really interesting and I really want to go back now. If you're interested in Pittsburgh history this place seems great.
  • The Heinz History Center not only shows Pittsburgh's history but the history of the United States. I love that it is not just a museum but an interactive education center to our future. For if you look at your past, you will see your future.
  • Awesome museum with plenty of exhibits to keep you coming back. Great Pittsburgh sports history displays and lots of other Pittsburgh history too. Good way to spend a rainy day.
  • A great collection of Pittsburgh area history. The Heinz promotion is a bit heavy handed, but still very neat to see. The Mr. Rogers exhibit was my favourite part.