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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Full of Pittsburgh!

This is the place to go if you want to know all about Pittsburgh. It is full of fascinating information about Pittsburgh and its history. Makes you proud to be from this city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go if you want to know all about Pittsburgh. It is full of fascinating information about Pittsburgh and its history. Makes you proud to be from this city. Have been several times and always learn something new. Employees and volunteers helpful, informative and enthusiastic.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Heinz History Center during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. It was crowded but easy to move around and see everything (or almost everything). At 3 1/2 hours, we still could have spent more time viewing displays. Start at the top (6th floor) and work your way down as most people start on the first... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the History center on a freezing cold day just a few weeks after moving in to the area. We started at the top floor and made our way down through really fascinating historical exhibits and stunning local art. On each floor there was a Sports team exhibit as well but we did not visit those, will save them for... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a friend and we both were amazed at just how big the place is or how much PA related items was on display. Got to know a lot about Heinz Company that I never knew and it was a great experience learning so much about a local company.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pittsburgh sports fans cannot miss this! Floors of interesting facts and memorabilia from many well known and little known athletes and their success. The center is full of wonderful facts and successes of industries in the region. The building is beautifully restored and easy to navigate. Especially appreciated the suggested walk to the various floor with interesting facts along the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our thanks to Dick Price for helping us solve a family mystery. They had a newspaper from 1903 that told us what happened to family members. So good to have been able to answer these questions.

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State College
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a history geek, so to me all museums are exciting places. And as a native Pittsburgher the Heinz History Center holds a special place in my heart. The changing exhibits (often in cooperation with the Smithsonian) are very well done, and explore a number of topics, in the past few years some have been the WWII home front, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to walk here from the Downtown Marriott Courtyard which is a short 4 or 5 blocks away. We stayed about 3 hours but could have spent more time. This was very informative with some delightful exhibits, such as Mr. Rogers' memorabilia, including the bus and the rest of The Neighborhood!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably one of most interesting places I've ever been to. It has so many things to look at. So much history for Pittsburgh. Metal glass sports. It's got it all. If your a history buff, you'll love this place.

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Nashville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going in, we thought this was going to be mainly on Heinz and ketchup, but it is so much more. My family was then amazed by all the 'firsts' that have happened in Pittsburgh. My son and I love history but even my husband enjoyed the museum because it was full of all kinds of exhibits and things to see... More 

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