The mission of the History Center is to educate, engage, and inspire with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection.

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Schools and Education

Learn about the latest educational opportunities at the History Center, Fort Pitt Museum, or Meadowcroft, including school programs, tours, scout opportunities, and more.

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History Center

Interdisciplinary Programs: Inspired by Pittsburgh

Fort Pitt Museum

Learn at the Fort Pitt Museum


Learn at Meadowcroft

Scout Opportunities

The History Center welcomes all levels of Boy and Girl Scouts, and works with Scout organizations to offer special programs. We also offer group tours, badges, and patch activities. Visit for the day or join us for our Night at the History Museum overnight program.

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Exhibits and Collections

Explore six floors of long-term and changing exhibitions at the History Center.  Enjoy the museum in person or take a sneak peek on our website, including a few highlights below.

A Tradition of Innovation

Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation

Sports Museum

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

Historic Photographs

Library & Archives - Pittsburgh's Point

Browse more than 11,000 images documenting Pittsburgh’s past, including everything from interesting people and places to local landmarks and businesses.

Historic Pittsburgh


Explore a wide collection of videos that explore 250 years of local history, including video presentations documenting Pittsburgh innovations, the Civil War, author talks, lectures, and much more.



Back Issues of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine

Immerse yourself in the Western Pennsylvania History magazine, the oldest continually-published magazine in our region that has presented scholarship for a broad audience since 1918.

Western Pennsylvania History Magazine

Learn about the latest happenings at the History Center, Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft by enjoying the latest issue of the Making History newsletter, featuring the latest news on upcoming exhibits, public programs, publications, and much more.

Making History Newsletter