Exhibits

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation

From the Ferris Wheel to the Big Mac, celebrate 250 years of Pittsburgh innovations.

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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

New! Visit the Special Collections Gallery to see original set pieces and exclusive artifacts from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

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#Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

Opens Dec. 17, 2016

Transport yourself back in time to see what makes Pittsburgh unique through the History Center’s extensive collection of photographs.

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Visible Storage

Open Now

Go behind-the-scenes and enjoy hundreds of artifacts from the History Center’s collection.

Sports Museum

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

Relive the moments that make Pittsburgh sports history great.

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Heinz

Pour on the excitement for 145 years of Heinz innovations as part of the History Center’s newest exhibition.

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From Slavery to Freedom

Embark on a journey that begins in 18th century Africa and continues through 21st century Western Pennsylvania.

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The Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Collection

Enjoy nearly 80 paintings from some of the most accomplished local artists over the past century.

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Special Collections Gallery

Enjoy our state-of-the-art open storage gallery that reflects Western Pennsylvania’s unique blend of cultures, people, and ideas.

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Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763

Experience the dramatic story of the French & Indian War and its impact as a turning point in American history.

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Glass: Shattering Notions

Shatter your knowledge of glass and Western Pennsylvania history.

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SmartSteps

Take the stairs and explore unique facts about Pittsburgh history to encourage your climb to fitness.

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Discovery Place

For Kids

Explore Pittsburgh innovations and the invention process in a fun setting where creativity, science, and history merge.

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Kidsburgh

For Kids

Enjoy the interactive play place for the history fans of tomorrow.

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Rediscovering Lewis & Clark: A Journey with the Rooney Family

Rediscover the greatest exploring expedition in American history.

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Senator John Heinz: A Western Pennsylvania Legacy

Honor John Heinz’s life, public service, and contributions to arts and culture, the environment, economic development, and society.

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The Prine Collection of Woodworking Planes

See more than 200 woodworking planes made or retailed in this region in the early 19th century.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Museum

Step back in time at Point State Park to learn about Western Pennsylvania’s strategic role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Experience 16,000 years of history at North America’s oldest site of human habitation. Then tour three recreated villages to learn what life was like for our earliest ancestors.

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Super Steelers

Tackle more than a century of football in Western Pennsylvania from Friday Night Lights through Steelers Sundays.

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It’s a Hockey Night in Pittsburgh!

Skate through the history of hockey in Western Pennsylvania from its start here in 1895 to the three-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

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City of Champions

Learn the almost-forgotten tales of Pittsburgh’s champions in the Sports Museum.

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Beat ‘Em Bucs

Relive your favorite players and legendary moments in Pittsburgh Pirates history. Five World Series championships. Nine National League pennants. Honus. Maz. Clemente. Stargell. McCutchen.

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Negro League Baseball

With 15 future National Baseball Hall of Famers and two championship teams – the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords – no city can claim a Negro League baseball tradition quite like Pittsburgh.

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High School Glory Days

Learn the well-known and almost forgotten tales of high school athletics in Western Pa., from record-setting performances and championship teams to legendary coaches and school rivalries.

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Hit the Links: Golf in Western Pa.

From the unforgiving sand traps at Oakmont to the sweet swing of “The King,” Western Pennsylvania has made a historic impact on the sport of golf.

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Need for Speed

Shift into gear in the Sports Museum’s racing section and learn how Pittsburgh’s Chip Ganassi became an Indy 500 winner and one of auto racing’s most decorated owners.

Sports Museum

Golden Gloves

It’s no surprise that Pittsburgh produced some of the nation’s grittiest fighters over the past 100 years.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Timeline

From 1754 to today, Fort Pitt has shaped the course of American and world history as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.

Fort Pitt Museum

First Floor Gallery

Explore daily life for 18th century residents of the Ohio Country.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt: Keystone of the Frontier

Discover the pivotal role of our region in the French & Indian War, American Revolution, and Early Republic.

Fort Pitt Museum

Living History at Fort Pitt

Experience the sights and sounds of an 18th century frontier fort during Living History events at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Fort Pitt Museum

Artillery at Fort Pitt

Get a close-up look at 18th century battlefield technology.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Dig into archaeological evidence that reveals the earliest signs of human habitation dating back 16,000 years.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft Historic Village

Experience everyday 19th century rural life in Meadowcroft’s carefully recreated Historic Village.

Meadowcroft

Trails to Trains

The Trails to Trains exhibit transports visitors through time, exploring the evolution of transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania using five vehicles from the collection.

Meadowcroft

Prehistoric Indian Village

Go back 400 years and explore a recreated 16th century Monongahela Indian Village.

Meadowcroft

Frontier Trading Post

Two 1770s era structures help to spotlight the similarities and differences between European settlers and Eastern Woodland Indians.

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Past Exhibits

Learn more about the History Center’s past exhibits, like Pennsylvania’s Civil War, 1968, and more.