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Free Admission for Kids this Fall

Kids Free

Heinz History Center

From September through November, all kids aged 17 and under will receive free admission to the History Center and Fort Pitt Museum, thanks to support from community partners UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. 



Heinz History Center

Enjoy a taste of the ‘Burgh at the Heinz History Center’s tenth annual Hometown-Homegrown™ food festival on Nov. 4, presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh®!

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.