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1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222

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Type of Venue: Museum

ADA Access: The History Center is fully accessible.

Rental Available

Free Programs

Family Friendly

Senator John Heinz History Center



From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The 275,000 square-foot museum – recently named "Best Museum" by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine - features six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum, and the Library & Archives, an extensive scholarly resource documenting 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania. 

The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.


Adults: $15
Senior Citizens (62+): $13
Retired & Active Duty Military: $6
Students with a Valid School ID: $6
Children ages 6-17: $6
Children ages 5 and Under: Free
History Center Members: Free

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