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. Plan your Senator John Heinz History Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Pittsburgh using our Pittsburgh journey planner.
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  • Nice museum for kids and adults. Lots of things to see. Make sure to get a card stamped on each floor to get a little souvenir. Though It's not a big dill.....:D 
    Nice museum for kids and adults. Lots of things to see. Make sure to get a card stamped on each floor to get a little souvenir. Though It's not a big dill.....:D  more »
  • The history of Ketchup was informative and fun. The museum reflects the ethnic diversity of the area. We spent 3 hours here and saw most of the museum. Parking was close and easy on a Friday... 
    The history of Ketchup was informative and fun. The museum reflects the ethnic diversity of the area. We spent 3 hours here and saw most of the museum. Parking was close and easy on a Friday...  more »
  • We could have spent all day here looking through the many floors of the museum. I really liked the ethnic item on display from the many Pittsburgh neighborhoods. 
    We could have spent all day here looking through the many floors of the museum. I really liked the ethnic item on display from the many Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time at this museum. This is a great place to take the whole family as all ages can enjoy it. Activities even my 4 year old loved. Fantastic for adults too. Sports section was good. A lot to see here.
  • We visited the museum as it was right across the street from our hotel. Very interesting exhibits pertaining to Pittsburgh. Loved the section with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. The gift shop had many fun items and a huge selection of Pittsburgh gifts. Went back again as our admission paid for two days.
  • Spent a wonderful day doing research in the upstairs archives. The staff was incredibly helpful and generous with their time and expertise. I discovered things that I never imagined would be found in Pittsburgh. Bravo!
  • So many floors not enough time!! This place is wonderful. I’ll definitely be back! The views from the windows are excellent and they have so many facets of pgh history here! Wonderful experience for all ages
  • An absolute must to see when you're in Pittsburgh. The content is beautifully curated and it is interactive for people with families, so all can have fun. At a walking distance there are a few cheaper parking lots with reasonable daily rates.

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