Membership Types

Become a History Center Member today!

When you become a member, you receive these benefits at all levels:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the History Center, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, and the Fort Pitt Museum.
  • Invitations to unique members-only events including exhibition previews, private tours, and more.
  • Subscription to Western Pennsylvania History quarterly magazine (print or e-version).
  • Subscription to Making History quarterly newsletter.
  • 15% discount on all purchases in the Museum Shop. 
  • Discounts on tours, lectures, classes, and Detre Library & Archives services.
  • Discount on parking in the lot across from the History Center when you show your membership card (subject to availability).

In addition, when you become a History Center member, you also become a member of the Smithsonian Institution and receive these benefits:

  • Subscription to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts in select Smithsonian shops and dining facilities
  • And more! For details, visit the Smithsonian’s website.

Standard Memberships

Individual - $60

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult
Buy

Individual Senior - $57

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult
Buy

Dual - $70

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult and 1 guest
Buy

Grandparents - $80

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 children (ages 18 and under)
Buy

Family - $85

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 children (ages 18 and under)
Buy

Contributor - $125

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
Buy

Supporting Memberships

Patron - $250

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations for two to special Supporting Member events
Buy

Benefactor - $500

All benefits of a Patron Membership and standard benefits, plus…

  • Four admission passes to give away
  • One parking coupon
Buy

President's Circle - $1,000

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations for four to special Supporting Member events
  • Four admission passes to give away
  • Two parking coupons
Buy
Members Event 1879 Dinner

1879 Founders' Circle Memberships

Enjoy even more benefits with the History Center’s most prestigious membership level.

Museum Circle - $1,879 (and up)

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 6 guests
  • Invitations for four to special Supporting Member events
  • Invitation to annual 1879 Founders’ Circle Black Tie Dinner
  • Free parking privileges
Buy

Director's Circle - $2,500 (and up)

All benefits of the Museum Circle, plus…

  • Family membership AND parking pass to present as a gift
  • Four additional admission passes to give away
Buy

Chairman's Circle - $5,000 (and up)

All benefits of the Director’s Circle, plus…

  • Sponsorship listing for the History Center’s special exhibitions
  • 15% discount on a History Center facility rental
Buy

For questions, additional information, or details on how to purchase a History Center membership as a gift, please contact Shirley Gaudette at 412-454-6436 or sagaudette@heinzhistorycenter.org.