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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Neighbourhood: Strip District
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Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number:
+1 412-454-6000
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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4th Floor Magic

We only had a few hours to visit before closing and were happy to find that the two main things we wanted to do were on the same floor, so we beelined it to the 4th floor, home to... read more

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Jason G
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only had a few hours to visit before closing and were happy to find that the two main things we wanted to do were on the same floor, so we beelined it to the 4th floor, home to the Mr. Rogers displays and the Heinz history exhibit. Was like being a child again seeing the Mr. Rogers stuff and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had family visiting us over the warmest weekend in January (70 degrees+); we decided to go to the John Heinz History Center, about a block from where we spent our weekend together. The History Center is very well laid out, and so much information on each floor, one has to save a few hours to really visit. We are... More 

Thank 529madelinea
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since I am from Pittsburgh I am familiar with everything in this building and have probably ridden in some of the old amusement park ride parts they have! I did though learn some things about our city that I was not aware of and that was that Glassblowing originally began here and spread out and you can read the entire... More 

Thank MyMalibu
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only allotted a couple of hours and only got through the first two floors. So much to see and learn about.

Thank tarasmith2017
Bragg Creek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I attended a free tour here to look at some of the amazing history of Pittsburgh. Being new transplants of only 3 months at the time we were totally in awe of the photo exhibit, relics and of course all things Heinz and Mr. Rogers. We spent 2 - 2.5 hours milling about however, this only got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Pittsburgh, but this was my first trip to the History Center. It was so much fun to get re-acquainted with the history of Pittsburgh and all of the people who make it great. My husband and I enjoyed the museum and I think there were enough fun exhibits for children, too.

Thank Pa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to see the photography exhibit in particular - fabulous. Loved the wide variety of exhibits and unusual collections. Great place and very good for learning about Pittsburgh history!

Thank Carrie C
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Heinz family is iconic in Pittsburgh and with very good reason. Mr. Heinz as Senator was rather a soaring star when all that ended way to soon. This museum is a very worthwhile represenatation of many of the history this city can be rightly proud of.

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're like me, you hold your breath when travelling in an unfamiliar city, and you hope and pray you don't spend an arm and a leg for when you do find a parking area. The History Center isn't hard to find once you are in the Strip District, and there's parking right across the street and other lots all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This centre was across from my hotel, so I decided to pop in and see what is was all about. It is a great general history of local (regional) history. There is Heinz family history, too. The highlight was the sports museum.

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