Heinz History Center

Heinz History Center    

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The Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Enjoy six floors of long-term and changing exhibitions that present the most …
The Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Enjoy six floors of long-term and changing exhibitions that present the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection. The Heinz History Center includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

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Feb 1, 2024
A fabulous museum! I’m a visitor from the U.K. on my way to Punxsutawney for the Groundhog Day. Had half a day and came to this amazing place. Learned so much about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania as a w… Full review by joeblack066
Jan 12, 2024
What an amazing museum! First of all, children are free. Isn't that the way it should be? Next, the museum is put together so well with interests all in one area so if you want a certain thing you… Full review by MaryinCorning
Nov 24, 2023
In town for a long weekend and two football games - our hotel was conveniently located 2 blocks away. Fantastic museum - something for everyone! Full review by pamelaj0906

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parking fees?
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There is a parking lot directly across the street from the main entrance, but I have never paid to park there. All of my visits came with a parking privilege included. There is on street …
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There is a parking lot directly across the street from the main entrance, but I have never paid to park there. All of my visits came with a parking privilege included. There is on street parking also.. it is feasible to park on the North Shore, near PNC Park (General Robinson Street Garage) and take the free "T" to a stop in easy walking distance. The parking costs are much less, in there are no football or baseball game scheduled.
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I would like to know if the boat that Henry J Heinz sank in the Allegheny river with all of the supplies that his competitors …
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I would like to know if the boat that Henry J Heinz sank in the Allegheny river with all of the supplies that his competitors could not purchase or get their hands on is still there or if it was later raised?
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I can’t say I’ve heard of this boat, and didn’t see anything at the history center about it. There is so much to see there, it is worth the visit. Maybe one of the docents or staff would know more.
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Am I allowed to use my handicapped mobility chair in the History Center9 om
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We pushed a wheel chair of theirs through the museum.
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Is there’s Heinz ketchup factory tour?
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No factory tour, but a whole room dedicated to Heinz ketchup, pickles and more. It is cool.
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how many hours would you say would be best for this museum?
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I would allow at least three hours. Enjoy!
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