Senator John Heinz History CenterCurrently 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
- Fax: +14124546031
- 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 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
- Mix Stirs
- Sand Presso Coffee
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Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh Reviews
Beautiful building, easy parking across the street. Cafe sandwiches were very tasty and fresh. Location was easy access, and it's in the Strip District, with lots of good restaurants within walking distance (within 6 blocks). The floor with the Pittsburgh Innovation was fabulous and educational. Definitely gave me respect for the city. The history of the Heinz company was interesting. The Neighborhoods installation was over-hyped, and especially/surprisingly, the Mr. Roger's section was downright disappointing. Highly recommended this for either a cold or hot day where indoor activity would be more appropriate.
As regards private events; my daughter's wedding and reception was held here. Simply put, our event from start to finish was perfect. Transitions from ceremony to cocktail hour to dining to dancing to our group leaving the facility were completely seamless. The staff is professional and discreet. The catered food by Common Plea was absolutely wonderful, all of it, and again the caterer's staff is highly professional. Our event coordinator and point person for the History Center, Cara Bull-Trombold was amazing from start to finish- and this according to the bride and her planner/coordinator, the 2 people that really needed to be happy for our event to be perfect! Needless to say, the Heinz History Center is an incredible Pittsburgh venue in it's own right and our guests were absolutely delighted with the surroundings. I could not more highly recommend this place for your special event!
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.
$18 for adult admission ticket. 2+ hours of tour time. Definitely one of the best museums I have been to. 5 floors of Heinz, sports, war, technology. Definitely a must visit to explore the history of Pittsburg. Great fun for family and kids. Highly recommended!
Great museum and totally worth the price of admission. Make sure to check out the Heinz exhibit and the history of Pittsburgh. There are also parts of Me. Roger's set in one of the exhibits. There are multiple floors each with lots of info. To do it all you need more than 3 hours. A must see in Pittsburgh.