Senator John Heinz History Center

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Smithsonian-affiliated museum chronicles Western Pennsylvania history; new exhibits focus on Heinz and the Steamboat Arabia

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  • $16 for full-day admission for two (up to $30 value)

Be sure to check out the museum’s newest exhibitions, Heinz and Pittsburgh’s Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia. The Heinz exhibit chronicles the 145-year history of one of the world’s most beloved food brands. The Steamboat Arabia exhibition features more than 2,000 preserved artifacts recovered from the 1856 wreck of the steamboat Arabia, including clothing, fine china, and 160-year-old pickles still green in their original glass jar! The exhibit showcases the world’s largest time capsule of pre-Civil War items ever discovered.

The History Center is also home to six floors of exhibitions that tell American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection. All admission rates include access to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and the Detre Library & Archives.

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

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


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