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Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208
+1 412-454-6000
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So many wonderful items in their collection

What a wonderful visit to this museum. I couldn't believe we were there almost 5 hours and really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
H6411IZpatricias
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Pennsylvania
This Center does Pittsburgh proud.

The Senator Heinz History Center is really a history center about Pittsburgh- from the founding of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
priscillah2018
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Naples, United States
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  • Average5%
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1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful visit to this museum. I couldn't believe we were there almost 5 hours and really didn't see it all. I would definitely recommend a visit if you want to learn about history of Pittsburgh and it's impact

Thank H6411IZpatricias
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Senator Heinz History Center is really a history center about Pittsburgh- from the founding of the city to the present day heroes and events that have shaped this city. We spend 4 hours on a week day enjoying the many floors of history on...More

Thank priscillah2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful museum! One of the best organized smaller history venues I have ever visited. Not just about the history if the HJ Heinze Co. Working in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute, you can be assured the exhibits are all top notch. A total of 5...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The newest traveling exhibition to come to the Heinz History Center is fascinating in terms of the knowledge ir offers and they way it is presented. Even learned to do the Charleston!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First experience at the Hienz History Center. Lots to see from local historical manufacturing and innovative exhibits to items brought in from Smithsonian and other areas. Definitely worth a stop for a few hours. Plenty of parking in surrounding area.

Thank c12pilot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what I expected, actually, I think that I expected a "coca-cola" history type of museum in Atlanta but for Heinz. Instead, they did a nice job of Pennsylvania history and Pittsburgh sports recap. Was interesting and nicely done but no necessarily a must...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All different exhibits to check out ranging from Heinz Ketchup to Mister Rogers to the Steelers. We definitely felt we got our money's worth and enjoyed looking around here.

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing museum! We loved it. It is 6 floors of Pittsburgh history. The layout was interesting too. The innovation section was our favorite. One thing we didn’t like was the sports section seemed unusually warm. We didn’t spend as much time there...More

Thank deebug2470
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It's a decent sized museum that goes up till the 6th floor. There's also a scavenger hunt which will get you tiny pickle pin :)

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here during our weekend in Pittsburgh. This museum is so full of interesting pieces of Pittsburgh. My favorite part was the sports museum. I would definitely recommend visiting this place if you’re in the city!

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78traveler
29 August 2017|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a special affiliation to Pittsburgh, two hours might be enough. I spent two hours but would have spent more time if I had it. As others advised, it will depend on your level of interest.
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Vince_PGH
19 March 2016|
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Response from Cashester | Reviewed this property |
From their website: HEINZ HISTORY CENTER AND WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS MUSEUM Adults: $16 Senior Citizens (62+): $14 Retired & Active Duty Military: $6.50 Students with a valid school ID: $6.50 Children ages 6-17... More
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