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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Interesting Museum

Spent most of the time on the Heinz company history and the history of Pittsburgh. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cbtt2018
More than ketchup!

We went to the Heinz History Center not knowing exactly what to expect and mostly to see the Mr... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Albina V
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent most of the time on the Heinz company history and the history of Pittsburgh. Loved the neighborhoods exhibit, and the information about Mr. Rogers neighborhood. Also enjoyed the special exhibit about the Space Program. Ran out of time, so will need to go back...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Heinz History Center not knowing exactly what to expect and mostly to see the Mr. Roger's Neighbourhood set. We knew that there would also be an exhibit dedicated to Heinz Ketchup company, but there was so much more to see at...More

Thank Albina V
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 3 hours touring the museum. There was a lot of local history, as well as a Smithsonian Space exhibit. I highly recommend it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a good sized section on H. J. Heinz (the ketchup guy) so if you're looking for the history of him and folks like him I think you'll get your fill but it's not just a Heinz museum. It's the history of the city...More

Thank Tripsay1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent almost three hours-could easily spend a full day.......such a variety from Pittsburgh history, cultural history, sports history and memorabilia, the "Heinz" artifacts and history, some art, Apollo 11 mission and don't forget "Mr. Rogers"........exhibits are very accessible by elevator or stairs. We didn't...More

Thank boenski7035
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is fun and interesting for all ages. There is enough detail and interesting information for adults to learn from and many exhibits that kids can enjoy as well. The exhibits and displays are very well done and presented. A very good way to...More

Thank PacerBurton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum on Museum Day so we had free passes but both agreed it would have been worth paying for. The museum had a good mix of American history focused on Pittsburgh/Western Pa and history of the Heinz factory. There was also a...More

Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums around. They are affiliated with the Smithsonian, so it is top notch. A complete history of the area and ketchup, plus Mr. Rogers.

Thank OlderMom60
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent over 5 hours (and could have spent more) touring the 5 different floors. There was so much to see, and when you need to sit for a minute, there is a snack shop and seating area available for patrons. I loved it there...More

Thank Ro B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience history. You can see an old trolley, pieces of Pittsburgh's past, and much more. This museum has so much to offer.

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Sherri S
2 September 2018|
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Response from SandyD1333 | Reviewed this property |
No factory tour, but a whole room dedicated to Heinz ketchup, pickles and more. It is cool.
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78traveler
29 August 2017|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a special affiliation to Pittsburgh, two hours might be enough. I spent two hours but would have spent more time if I had it. As others advised, it will depend on your level of interest.
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Vince_PGH
20 March 2016|
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Response from Cashester | Reviewed this property |
From their website: HEINZ HISTORY CENTER AND WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS MUSEUM Adults: $16 Senior Citizens (62+): $14 Retired & Active Duty Military: $6.50 Students with a valid school ID: $6.50 Children ages 6-17... More
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