Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman St
Pittsburgh PA  15222

Phone: (412) 454-6000

Heinz History Center

From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super 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 sq. ft. 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!

HISTORY CENTER ADMISSION

Adults: $16
Senior Citizens (62+): $14
Retired & Active Duty Military: $6.50
Students with a Valid School ID: $6.50
Children ages 6-17: $6.50
Children ages 5 and Under: Free
History Center Members: Free

All rates include admission to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, the Detre Library & Archives, and all exhibitions at the History Center.

FORT PITT MUSEUM ADMISSION

Adults: $7
Senior Citizens (62+): $6
Retired & Active Duty Military: $4
Students with a Valid School ID: $3.50
Children ages 6-17: $3.50
Children ages 5 and Under: Free
History Center Members: Free

MEADOWCROFT ADMISSION

Adults: $12
Senior Citizens (62+): $11
Children ages 6-17: $6
Children ages 5 and Under: Free
History Center Members: Free


An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The 275,000 sq. ft. museum features six floors of long-term and changing exhibit space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: History Museum

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Events

Vintage Pittsburgh 2019

Vintage Pittsburgh 2019
10:00 am - 03/23/2019

At Heinz History Center

SAVE THE DATE for next year's Vintage Pittsburgh - March 23, 2019! History never goes out of style! Shop ‘til you drop at the seventh annual Vintage Pittsburgh...

Past Events

Film Series: How They Got Over

Film Series: How They Got Over
05:30 pm - 11/07/2018

At Heinz History Center

On Nov. 7, join us for a screening of “How They Got Over.” The History Center’s African American Program will sponsor several film screenings and discussions...

Film Series: Until the Well Runs Dry

Film Series: Until the Well Runs Dry
05:30 pm - 08/22/2018

At Heinz History Center

On Aug. 22, join us for a screening of “The Assassination of Martin Luther King.” The film focuses on the last five years of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,...

21+ Speakeasy Social

21+ Speakeasy Social
05:30 pm - 05/31/2018

At Heinz History Center

Bootleggers, flappers, and rumrunners unite for 21+ Speakeasy Socials this spring at the History Center! Tickets are $12 per person and include the secret password...

Flag Ceremony

Flag Ceremony
12:00 pm - 05/28/2018

At Heinz History Center

Celebrate America as you gather in the History Center’s Great Hall for a very moving and patriotic flag ceremony. Join local veterans and museum visitors to help...

History at Play: Games of Tomorrow

History at Play: Games of Tomorrow
11:00 am - 05/20/2018

At Heinz History Center

Families are invited to join us for a fun exploration of historic toys and games in the History Center’s Great Hall. Play with some of the innovative games of...

DNA Successes with Lara Diamond

DNA Successes with Lara Diamond
11:00 am - 05/13/2018

At Heinz History Center

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh and the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives welcome noted genealogist Lara Diamond, who will discuss the complications...

Hop Into History: Super Fans

Hop Into History: Super Fans
10:30 am - 05/09/2018

At Heinz History Center

Play and show your team spirit for Pittsburgh teams in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and make a souvenir to take home. Hop into a fun exploration of the...

In Vino Veritas: A Smithsonian Conversation on Wine

In Vino Veritas: A Smithsonian Conversation on Wine
02:00 pm - 05/06/2018

At Heinz History Center

Join Smithsonian Curator Paula J. Johnson for a fascinating conversation on the history of wine, food, and Prohibition in conjunction with the History Center’s...

Books in the 'Burgh: Heart and Soul, Mary Ellen Butler

Books in the 'Burgh: Heart and Soul, Mary Ellen Butler
05:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At Heinz History Center

As part of the Books in the ‘Burgh literary series, join the History Center for a reading, discussion, and book signing with author and journalist Mary Ellen Butler,...

The Power to Prosper

The Power to Prosper
06:00 pm - 04/24/2018

At Heinz History Center

How do we transform our energy resources into economic opportunity? Since the most recent turn of the century, Pennsylvania has emerged again as an energy powerhouse,...

Be My Neighbor Day

Be My Neighbor Day
01:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At Heinz History Center

On Be My Neighbor Day, volunteers of all ages are invited to explore the original set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and then make a sweater themed treat...

21+ Speakeasy Social

21+ Speakeasy Social
05:30 pm - 04/19/2018

At Heinz History Center

Bootleggers, flappers, and rumrunners unite for 21+ Speakeasy Socials this spring at the History Center! Tickets are $12 per person and include the secret password...

Film Series: Until the Well Runs Dry

Film Series: Until the Well Runs Dry
05:30 pm - 04/11/2018

At Heinz History Center

On April 11, join us for a screening of “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine & the Exploitation of Black Bodies.” The History Center’s African American Program...

Hop Into History: Discovery Place

Hop Into History: Discovery Place
10:30 am - 04/11/2018

At Heinz History Center

Explore the innovations from Pittsburgh that have impacted the world in the new family friendly gallery, Discovery Place! Hop into a fun exploration of the past...

Lost Worlds Found

Lost Worlds Found
10:30 am - 04/08/2018

At Heinz History Center

Join Pittsburgh-based photographer David Aschkenas as he tells stories behind a selection of his work focusing on photographs of the grand synagogues and Jewish...

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Guided Tour: American Spirits
11:00 am - 04/07/2018

At Heinz History Center

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. In this guided tour, visitors...

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Guided Tour: American Spirits
01:00 pm - 03/31/2018

At Heinz History Center

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. In this guided tour, visitors...

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Guided Tour: American Spirits
11:00 am - 03/31/2018

At Heinz History Center

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. In this guided tour, visitors...

African American Genealogy Workshop

African American Genealogy Workshop
10:00 am - 03/31/2018

At Heinz History Center

Join genealogist, author, and blogger Melvin Collier, DNA ancestry testing expert Michael Williams, and genealogists from Pittsburgh’s Afro-American Historical...

Celebrating HerStory

Celebrating HerStory
06:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Heinz History Center

An unlikely championship women's basketball team, the struggle for the vote for women, the inspiring tribute to black women, the astonishing passage of a Pittsburgh...

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