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50 Years Later


Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

This holiday season, the Sports Museum will commemorate the Immaculate Reception’s golden anniversary with exhibitions, public programs, merchandise, and more.

Holidays at the History Center

Through Jan. 8, 2023

Heinz History Center

This holiday season, all kids ages 17 and under receive FREE admission to the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum, thanks to support from community partners UPMC and Howard Hanna Real Estate Services!

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. 

  • Smithsonian Treasures

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

  • Unique Pittsburgh Gifts

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

  • Family Zone

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

  • Explore Our Collections

    Thousands of artifacts and historic images, at your fingertips.