Senator John Heinz History Center

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District), 15222, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 412-4546000
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum, Social, Arts, Museums

Senator John Heinz History Center - Review

The Senator John Heinz History Centre, which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian, is the largest history museum in the state of Pennsylvania. It is a magnificent institute housed on a 275,000 square foot plot, and it is a great place of historical importance for the city of Pittsburgh. It includes six floors of marvellous exhibitions, both permanent and changing, and concentrates on the history of Western Pennsylvania.

The History Centre features the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, which is a dream come true for any sports lover. The ‘museum within a museum’ is one of the main attractions of the building, and it captures Pittsburgh’s evolution into a sports leader, spanning over a century and across different sports. It really is an astounding experience, even for the most casual sports enthusiast. The History Centre also includes the Detre Library & Archives, which document 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania through books, manuscripts, photos and a whole lot more.

  • The Special Collections Gallery houses more than 3,000 artefacts illustrating the rich ethnic history of the Pittsburgh region.
  • The History Centre also operates Meadowcroft Rockshelter, which is known to be the oldest site of human habitation in North America (16,000 years).
  • Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation chronicles 250 years of Western Pennsylvania's enormous contributions to all wakes of life, from Dr. Jonas Salk's discovery of the polio vaccine to the invention of the Big Mac!

The Heinz History Centre is a beautiful tribute to the people who have helped shape the past, present and future of Pittsburgh. If you want to get to know the real Pennsylvania and what the city of Pittsburgh is really about, then this place is your best bet.

Senator John Heinz History Center Information

  • Students must remember to carry a valid school/ college ID.
  • The History Center is conveniently located at 1212 Smallman Street in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District, which means there are many lots around for parking.
  • History Centre exhibits, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and Detre Library & Archives, are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs and baby strollers are available to visitors on a first come, first served basis.
  • There is a Cafe known as Mix Stirs, located on the History Centre’s first floor. It is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages.

Senator John Heinz History Center Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $15
  • Children aged 6-17: $6
  • Entry is free for children up to five years.

Senator John Heinz History Center Opening and Closing Hours

  • Detre Library & Archives open only Wednesday to Saturday.

How To reach Senator John Heinz History Center by Public Transport

  • Bus No. 71A and 87 go straight to The Strip, where the History Centre is located. You can catch connecting buses as well, by taking Bus No. 75, followed by P1 or 88.

Restaurants Near Senator John Heinz History Center

  • Sushi Kim Restaurant
  • Crystals
  • Mix Stirs
  • Eleven
  • Sand Presso Coffee
  • Lidia’s

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TripHobo Highlights for Senator John Heinz History Center

  • Senator John Heinz History Center Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District), 15222, United States
  • Senator John Heinz History Center Contact Number: 412-4546000
  • Senator John Heinz History Center Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Senator John Heinz History Center Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Senator John Heinz History Center(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Senator John Heinz History Center: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 71.37% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Senator John Heinz History Center in their plan

  • 40.92% of people start their Senator John Heinz History Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Senator John Heinz History Center

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Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh Reviews

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  • Excellent museum of culture and history of western Pennsylvania spanning centuries of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh history. Large museum with several floors of incredible displays. Decent prices for admittance. Changing exhibits too so each time you go there is something else to see. Great location close to the Strip District shopping areas with nearby available and affordable parking. Highly recommended.

  • A must-stop if in Pittsburgh. Informative and fun to walk through. Ticket prices were reasonable and the facility itself is accessible and has a lot of interactive exhibits. I grew up on Mr Rogers so I spent a good amount of time there but also found the glass, Underground Railroad and sports exhibits to be super interesting and informative.

  • This was a really wonderful museum. My family and I really enjoyed its extensive exhibits. A lot about the city and surrounding area, and the floor on the Heinz company was very cool. There's a fun Mister Rogers exhibit too. It's a great place to visit

  • My 2.5 yo enjoyed playing in the kids space and slide! It was a great place to hide from the heat and burn off some energy! They have a little cafe where you can purchase snacks and drinks(Chex mix, candy, chips, fruits/veggies and more!) all reasonably priced.

  • While there activities for you kids here to play and engage in, this is also a very good museum to learn about local history. Kidsburgh has a camera and is televised to the cafe at the bottom of a spiral slide, so parents can relax while kids play. It is part of the Smithsonian family so one can expect an educational as well as an engaging experience for the entire family. Highly recommended!!

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