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Join the Ranks of History!

Showcase your Pittsburgh Pride by becoming a History Center member today!

The History Center is offering a special 20% discount for all memberships through December 31st! No discount code necessary. 

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Buy a Gift Membership

Join for as little as $57 and become a member of the Heinz History Center. Receive all the benefits of the History Center and its museum system, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, and the Fort Pitt Museum. You also receive a membership to the Smithsonian Institution, which includes a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine.

We need your help to preserve our history.

Members play an essential role in the success of the History Center’s mission and make it possible for the History Center to:

  • Present award-winning exhibitions and public programs that engage visitors of all ages.
  • Provide educational resources for students including National History Day and school field trips that reach more than 35,000 students each year.
  • Preserve hundreds of thousands of historic artifacts and archival collections for future generations to enjoy

Exciting Members-Only Perks

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.
  • Subscription to Making History quarterly newsletter.
  • 15% discount on all purchases in the Museum Shop. 
  • 10% discount in the History Center Café.
  • Discounts on tours, lectures, classes, and Detre Library & Archives services.

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

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

For questions, additional information, or details on how to purchase a History Center membership as a gift, please contact the Advancement team at membership@heinzhistorycenter.org.


Standard Memberships

Individual Senior – $57 $45.60 Individual – $60 $48 Dual – $70 $56
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult and 1 guest
Grandparents – $80  $64 Family – $85 $68 Contributor – $125 $100
Standard benefits, plus…

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

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 children (ages 18 and under)
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests

Supporting Memberships

Patron – $250 $200 Benefactor – $500 $400 President’s Circle – $1,000 $800
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
All benefits of a Patron Membership and standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • Four admission passes to give away
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • Four admission passes to give away

Become a member today!

1879 Founders’ Circle Memberships

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

For more information or to join our 1879 Founders’ Circle, please contact Elizabeth Didiano, Advancement Director, at 412-454-6325 or eadidiano@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Director’s Circle- $1,879 (and up) Chairman’s Circle- $5,000 (and up)
Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 6 guests
  • Invitation to annual 1879 Founders’ Circle Black Tie Dinner
  • Four admission passes to give away
  • Personal shopper & curbside pickup for museum shop purchases
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
  • 4 additional admission passes to give away (total 8)
  • A one-year family membership to give away
  • Private tour for up to 10 individuals

The History Center recently received the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. So you can be sure your donation is going to a good cause.


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If you need additional information about becoming a member of the History Center, please contact the Advancement team at membership@heinzhistorycenter.org.