History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for admission for two to the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame special exhibit (up to a $30 value)
$42 for a one-year family membership, good for two adults and four children younger than 18 (an $85 value)
- Free access to Senator John Heinz History Center and all affiliated Smithsonian Museums and exhibitions
- Discounted parking across the street
- 10% off purchases at all Smithsonian Museum stores
- See a complete list of benefits here
Gridiron Glory displays the treasures of the Football Hall of Fame before hungry eyes, immersing exhibit-goers in the pigskin's hallowed history. Highlights include Pudge Heffelfinger's 1892 contract with the Allegheny Athletic Association—dubbed "pro football's birth certificate"—Knute Rockne's 1919 Massillon Tigers' helmet, and quarterback legend Johnny Unitas's jersey. In addition to more than 200 artifacts and videos of historic game footage, an interactive instant-replay booth lets visitors feel what it's like to decide plays on the field, and a dedicated Steelers section holds artifacts from such Pittsburgh legends as Art Rooney, "Mean Joe" Greene, and Jack Lambert.
Senator John Heinz History Center
Rising six floors above the historic Strip District, the Senator John Heinz History Center's handsome, redbrick exterior houses 275,000 square feet of exhibits and materials devoted to Western Pennsylvania. Long-term exhibits include From Slavery to Freedom, which traces the quest for equality from the antislavery movement to the modern struggles for Civil Rights, using indenture, manumission, and freedom papers from the Allegheny County recorder of deeds as starting points. Pittsburgh: A History of Innovation highlights the land's original inhabitants, the journey of Lewis and Clark, and the modern superhighways, whereas the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum delves into the history and lore of local athletics, from the Steelers’ Immaculate Reception to Bill Mazeroski's title-clinching home run in game seven of the 1960 World Series. The museum also hosts nationally renowned traveling exhibits; its current offering is 1968: The Year That Rocked America which explores this decade-defining year using evocative objects, multimedia displays, and more than 100 artifacts related to 1968’s seminal moments.