As a native Pittsburgher, this was a great place to revisit many of my childhood experiences. The second level was all about Pittsburgh sports with major exhibits on the 3 pro teams, but also horseracing, golf, track and field, and college programs. It was more expensive than I think it was worth, but we still spent 3 hours there.
Celebrate Penn contributions to WWII on the 2nd floor. Great displays and pictures to tell the story. 95 million tons of steel produced by the end of WWII. Gen George C. Marshall was from Penn. The birth of the Jeep by the Bantam car company. The soldiers and mass production capabilities are all shown. Excellent presentation of information.
Very nice quality museum containing a little of this and a lot of that. For instance, you will find displays on historic glass, travels of Lewis & Clark, World War II Pittsburgh memorabilia, a trolley car, Heinz products through the years, some Mister Rodgers stuff (a full exhibit of Fred Rogers is in the St. Vincent Rogers building in Latrobe),... 更多
The museum has many interesting exhibits. We liked the glass, WW II, and French and Indian war exhibits. Also they are a Smithsonian museum. Nice use of an old ice house. The exhibits on the Heinz company growth and contribution to Pittsburg's industrialization was interesting. Allow 3hrs
My husband and I came here primarily for the Sports portion of the museum, but were really blown away by the quality of the rest of the museum too. We didn't know, but it's considered like a "sister" museum to the Smithsonian, and it sure holds up to that level. It's not just Pittsburgh history, but American history with some... 更多
This museum has everything you could possibly want when talking about the history of Pittsburgh. From the founding of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt to modern times, there truly is something for everyone. At the moment, there are two special exhibits: a Rosie the Riveter World War II exhibit as well as an exhibit focusing on Mr. Rogers. In addition,... 更多
Considering children 5 and under are free I wasn't expecting exhibits geared towards young children, but I was pleasantly surprised! We mainly went to show my 4 year-old the Mister Rogers exhibit as he's a huge fan. Most kids these days may not get as much out of that exhibit unless they actually watch the show but for any adults... 更多
We have been to the Heinz History Center many times before. This time we wanted to see the Heinz Ketchup and WWII exhibit as well as the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood exhibit. We enjoyed every minute reading about and learning of the way Heinz shaped the community as well as changed how the world eats with pre-packaged foods. The WWII exhibit... 更多
We went into this museum expecting to be able to see everything in a few hours. Over 4 hours later, we had seen most, but not all of the exhibits, and didn't even realize how long we'd been there. This is a two for one, as the Sports Museum is right next door and included in the admission. The Innovation... 更多
I think it would be more accurate to call it the History of Pittsburgh Center. We went here in particular to see the Mr. Rogers exhibit. It was fun to see things from a show I loved as a kid, but somehow I thought there would be more to it than there was. The World War II exhibit that focused... 更多
My wife and I spent two hours at the museum and would have spent longer if we didn’t run out of time. Enjoyed the many exhibits. There were two unique interaction exhibits that used touchscreen or projection displays that were fun. Spent 2 hrs there but had to leave without seeing everything we wanted.
Though I have visited the Heinz History Center many times, this visit was particularly focused on the World War II exhibit that they had. It was very well-organized and gave a detailed and broad description of the various contributions companies and people in the Pittsburgh area made during WWII -- from the original design on what became the Jeep to... 更多
9 chaperones took 80 students to the center on a Wednesday morning. Our students range from 5 to 11. There was a little something for everyone and we were able to see it all within a few hours. It was a pleasant trip with few hands on activities. The only real problem we had was with the very rude man... 更多