Health & Safety

In accordance with new guidelines set by state and local officials, the Senator John Heinz History Center and its family of museums – including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village – are now open to the public as of Wednesday, July 1.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is the History Center’s top priority. The History Center and its museums have established new procedures and policies to ensure you and your family will feel safe upon entering our buildings and enjoying our exhibitions.

Please click here for more information: Your Health & Safety – COVID-19 – Reopening July 1

Timed Tickets

Timed tickets to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum are now available for advance purchase. You can purchase tickets online.

Purchasing timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the door, depending on availability and capacity limits.


You’re invited to a museum unlike any other. A place where you can enjoy the great works of Maz and Mario. Art and Arnie. Roberto and Franco. Suzie and Swin.

A place where you can relive the moments that made them great. The Immaculate Reception. The Home Run. Olympic gold. Super Bowls. Stanley Cups.

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is a dynamic, 20,000-square-foot museum-within-a-museum located inside the Heinz History Center.  Enjoy a stunning collection of sports artifacts and more than 70 interactive activities that celebrate the rich tradition of sports in our region.  Beginning with a two-story, multi-screen theatre, fans can relive the spine-tingling moments and championship athletes throughout sports.  From boxing to baseball, from the sandlots to the professional leagues, your entire family will find something to cheer about.

Discover how the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum hits it out of the park in this new video featuring Sports Museum co-directors Anne Madarasz and Ned Schano.


Commemorative Gifts

Celebrate the athletes and sports fans in your life with the purchase of a Commemorative Gift to support the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Autograph a baseball, bat, football, or hockey puck to be displayed in the Sports Museum, or share your message on the Black and Gold Wall at the museum’s entrance.

Visit our Commemorative Gifts page to learn more.


The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is a “museum within a museum,” located on the second and third floors of the Heinz History Center. The museum is open 361 days a year and closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

History Center and Sports Museum: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


  • Adults: $18
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $15
  • Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off of admission
  • Students with a valid school ID: $9
  • Children ages 6-17: $9
  • Children ages 5 and under: Free
  • History Center Members: Free

All rates include admission to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, the Detre Library & Archives, and all exhibitions at the History Center.


The History Center is conveniently located at 1212 Smallman Street in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District.

Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Directions & Parking


The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, History Center, and Detre Library & Archives are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs and baby strollers are available to visitors on a first come, first served basis. Sign language interpreters are available for tours and programs with advance notice to ensure availability. To schedule a sign language interpreter, please contact Maggie Satler, group tour coordinator, at 412-454-6304 or The History Center welcomes all visitors requiring the assistance of service animals.