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Plan Your Visit

Celebrating Black History Month

Heinz History Center

The History Center interprets and preserves Black history and culture year-round through a variety of events and exhibitions curated by the museum’s African American Program.

Preserving Pittsburgh’s Memories

Detre Library & Archives

Heinz History Center

Research family history, explore historic images, and search thousands of documents in the Detre Library & Archives at the History Center. Open Wednesday through Saturday and free to all visitors. 

More than a ketchup museum.

The Heinz History Center is Pittsburgh’s people museum. We share the inspiring stories of Western Pennsylvania’s people who have helped change the course of American history. See for yourself. 

  • Kids & Families

    Build bridges in the interactive Discovery Place or explore the Neighborhood of Make–Believe.  

  • Unique Pittsburgh Gifts

    From exclusive Heinz merch to the Mister Rogers kindness collection, find the perfect Pittsburgh gift at the Museum Shop.

  • Smithsonian Treasures

    Discover Smithsonian artifacts at the History Center and learn more about the museum’s Smithsonian affiliation. 

  • Explore Our Collections

    Thousands of artifacts and historic images, at your fingertips.