History Center and Fort Pitt Museum Now Open
The Senator John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum are open to the public as of Saturday, Jan. 9.
Not ready to visit in person? You can also experience the museum through virtual exhibition tours, family activities, podcasts, curator videos, thousands of historic images, and much more on the History Center’s History at Home online hub.
Please click here for more information: Your Health & Safety – COVID-19
Directions & Parking Information
For directions and parking information for each of our museum sites, please navigate below.
Timed tickets to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum are available for advance purchase online when the museum is open. Purchasing timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the door.
DESIGNATED HOURS FOR HIGH-RISK VISITORS
To help protect high-risk members of our community, the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum will designate every Thursday from 10 a.m. to Noon as special hours for visitors age 62 and older, visitors with disabilities, or those who are immunocompromised. During these hours, the museums will focus on providing a comfortable experience for these vulnerable guests. The museums will open to the general public at Noon on Thursdays. While visitor services staff will not be checking IDs for age confirmation, we ask that other guests respect these dedicated hours.
Café and Refreshments
The Café at the History Center is currently open only on Saturdays. Fresh wraps and sandwiches from Common Plea are available for purchase.
From Sunday to Friday, visit the Museum Shop’s snack bar to purchase a limited selection of snacks and drinks.
History Center WiFi Access
The Heinz History Center offers complimentary WiFi in select galleries and floors of the museum. The HHCGUEST network is open and does not require a password.