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Six floors of exhibits showcase American history with western Pennsylvania connection; temporary football exhibit highlights sport's story

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Promotional value expires Jan 6, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person for special exhibit visit option. For family membership option, must activate membership by expiration date on your Groupon; membership expires 12 months from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Tickets not valid for redemption on 12/22/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Senator John Heinz History Center - Strip District: Football Hall of Fame Exhibit Visit for Two or a Family Membership to Senator John Heinz History Center (Up to 51% Off)

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)<p>

$42 for a one-year family membership, good for two adults and four children younger than 18 (an $85 value)<p>

  • 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<p>

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. <p>

Senator John Heinz History Center

Rising six floors above the historic Strip District, the Senator John Heinz History Center's handsome, red brick exterior houses 275,000 square feet of exhibits devoted to Western Pennsylvania history. Long-term exhibits include From Slavery to Freedom, which traces the quest for equality from the anti-slavery movement to the modern struggles for Civil Rights. Pittsburgh: A History of Innovation highlights the men and women behind the 250-year history of the region, 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; click to see a list of current exhibits.

Customer Reviews

884 Ratings

Plan to spend several hours exploring multiple floors of Pittsburgh's history and sports! Very fun!
Kristin P. · December 19, 2014
A really fun afternoon even for native Pittsburghers!!
Carole M. · November 26, 2014
There is so much to see and read. Need a full day or more. enjoyed it so much.
Sharon C. · November 26, 2014
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    Strip District

    1212 Smallman St.

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    +14124546000

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