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Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208
+1 412-454-6000
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Little Disorganized but I Loved It

Pros: The Mr. Rogers exhibit was there during my visit, which I loved! Many well-thought out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MelJayCage
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Remarkable Experience

The Heinz History Center was a fabulous place to learn about the city of Pittsburgh. We throughly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pros: The Mr. Rogers exhibit was there during my visit, which I loved! Many well-thought out exhibits with just enough information. I also loved the Special Exhibits room where you can see many mini exhibits - there is an energy in that space of nostalgia....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Heinz History Center was a fabulous place to learn about the city of Pittsburgh. We throughly enjoyed our visit, particularly the Prohibition, Mr. Rodgers, and Innovation Exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hampton right across from the museum, so we went here simply because our concierge gave us a buy one, get one coupon, and we had a couple hours to kill. Wow, I’m so glad we went!!! This place is jam packed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to get a history of western PA, and Pittsburgh area sports teams from the past and present. Also a history on the H. J. Heinze co.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our bus tour made a stop at this museum on our way home from Washington, DC. There are many exhibits which are there all the time but there is always a special presentation too. Right now, the Prohibition era is highlighted and it was both...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing trip through the western Pennsylvania history and sports history, a trip through Heinz history and some beautiful things to look at. Travelling exhibit was Prohibition and the guides were extremely well versed and interesting about it. It reall is a great museum to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellemt exhibits and docents to help you along the way. nice coffee and gift shops to help you along

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...that Western PA had so much to brag about? This was an interesting hodge podge of displays highlighting achievements by sports, science, and academic stars of Western PA. Our family of 4 (including 2 teens) spent a few hours here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying in a nearby hotel, we enjoyed a morning visit to the Heinz History Center. Having grown up in the city, so many of the exhibits were very meaningful to us. The permanent exhibits bring back so many early memories and the ever changing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Offers great history of Pittsburgh and the Heinz family & business. Reasonably priced - good for kids

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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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