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Senator John Heinz History Center

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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To start, I think this place was great! It had just the right mix of educational and interactive... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
HUGE--Allow plenty of time!

The history center is incredible--it's huge and it's always changing. There is a lot to see and... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

To start, I think this place was great! It had just the right mix of educational and interactive exhibits. What I found most impressive is that the museum held my 14 year old sons attention the entire time. This place was really done well and...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The history center is incredible--it's huge and it's always changing. There is a lot to see and do--much of it is interactive. But please know, it will take a long time to get through if you really want to see and do everything. That said,...More

Thank GabrielleTravels
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Heinz History Center is full of great information on the City of Pittsburgh, and especially it's sports teams. The Center is filled with great facts, and artifacts, from cars to hockey sticks to cleats and everything in between. This is the kind of place...More

Thank GoodFood88
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went here to see the Sports Exhibit, it was wonderful! Alot of Pittsburgh sports history. And seeing the old streetcar was cool, too.

Thank sings7
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The rotate different displays through along with the more permanent stuff. Its interesting and gives a great look into the areas history, sports and even as someone born here I found myself saying, hey I didn't know that. I was impressed enough I joined.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We've been to this History Center on several occasions, and it never disappoints. The combination of fixed and rotating exhibits make each visit a new experience. The facility itself is really incredible, and is very well laid out and navigable. You never feel crowded, and...More

Thank Traveler3879
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our friends got married here and we attended the wedding held right there. What great fun and history was made amongst the other historical displays!

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

It was a dreary, rainy, cold December day and I'm glad we planned to go to the Heinz History Center. We spent 3 hours, but could have easily stayed longer as there is so much here. If you visit, definitely park across the street in...More

Thank rknobles
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Two recent visits to this museum have made me a big fan. This museum beautifully and interestingly displays Pittsburgh history in way that is remarkably fun and entertaining. Floor after floor are filled with displays that draw you in and teach you not only about...More

1  Thank epper5151
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Heinz History Center is a gem of Pittsburgh, full of interesting facts, exhibits, articles, and always special environments. If one appreciates museums and history, prepare to spend hours wandering this delightful, old building. After repeated visits, the History Center is still a desired destination...More

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Sherri S
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Response from SandyD1333 | Reviewed this property |
No factory tour, but a whole room dedicated to Heinz ketchup, pickles and more. It is cool.
August 29, 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.
March 19, 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