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  • $18 for adults; $9 for kids 6-17
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

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  • Museums, Sightseeing Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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The Senator John Heinz History Center isn't your typical museum. Yes, there are artifacts from the city's role in the French & Indian War, but then there's the Western Pennsylvania Sports exhibit, detailing the city's football and baseball legacies, and the exhibit on Heinz Ketchup and other Heinz products. From the Civil War to the industry titans of steel, if it's got to do with Pittsburgh, it's here.

Most recent visitors enjoy the museum's wide variety of displays and said they left feeling pleased that they know a little more about Pittsburgh. Travelers also appreciated the sensible layout and organized approach of the museum, which made it easy to navigate.

You'll find the Senator John Heinz History Center on Smallman Street in the Strip District. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $18 for adults, and discounts are available for children, students and seniors. There is plenty of parking nearby (for a fee). For more information, check out the Heinz History Center's website.

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The Duquesne Incline is one of two uphill trolleys that have been carting visitors up Mount Washington since the 1870s. Courtesy of VisitPITTSBURGH

The Senator John Heinz History Center offers a wealth of interesting exhibits detailing Pittsburgh's past. Courtesy of VisitPITTSBURGH

Courtesy of VisitPittsburgh

The picturesque Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a popular backdrop for local weddings.  Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens / VisitPITTSBURGH

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