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Senator John Heinz History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lots of Pittsburgh history

There some amazing piece of pop art and vintage items. I believe if you visit Pittsburgh you really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Montreal, Canada
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Don't underestimate how much there is to see here!

We spent more than four hours here and didn't get to see everything. They've packed a lot of cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There some amazing piece of pop art and vintage items. I believe if you visit Pittsburgh you really have to go there to learn about the history behind the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philippe_Marie-Line
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent more than four hours here and didn't get to see everything. They've packed a lot of cool stuff into a relatively small space, so be sure you have enough time to take it all in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JZB1995
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this would be a "katsup" museum but it's MUCH MORE. Really good displays, especially The Moon exhibit and history of Pittsburgh.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank watsonh43
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your ordinary historical center. It starts with the building, which was originally a 19th century icehouse. The walls are around eight feet thick and the interior superstructure is massive. They used to cut blocks of ice out of Lake Erie in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came for a reception and dinner at the Heinz History Center (bravo!) and wish I'd gotten to stay longer. I mainly got though the Apollo exhibit, which was moving and very well done.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a massive history museum and well worth visiting, The many levels and exhibits of the museum tell the story Pittsburgh in interesting detail.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to see, from sports to American history and of course the history of ketchup, and there is a complete section of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, it is children friendly with focus on innovation and creativity. While there, you can stroll along Penn...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 7adidose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! The Apollo exhibit, history of Heinz, history of Pennsylvania, the exhibit on Mr Rogers--all very worth taking your time to see. There are other exhibits as well but those grabbed out attention.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went by myself here and really enjoyed here. There is plenty to explore and very cool exhibits. Would recommend to anyone

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank itzlis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum on November 6. There is a parking lot at the other side of the road. The entrance fee gives you also access to Fort Pitt. There are 5 floors to visit. If you want to visit them all and read and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sherri S
3 September 2018|
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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.
30 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.
20 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