Admission Rates

Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

  • Adults: $18
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $15
  • Retired & Active Duty Military: See below
  • 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. Admission to the Library & Archives is free for researchers with valid school ID, including students, teachers, and staff.

Visitors coming to the History Center solely to use the Library & Archives will not be charged admission; they will be given a special Library & Archives sticker at the Admissions Desk and directed to the sixth floor, where they will sign in.

Additionally, visitors paying full admission at the History Center can present proof of admission to receive free same- and next-day admission at the Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Special Admission Rates for Veterans and Active Military

The History Center will offer special free admission days and discounts for veterans and active duty military throughout The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition run.

From Saturday, April 13 through Sunday, Sept. 22, all veterans and active duty military will receive half-off museum admission ($9 compared to the regular $18 admission fee).

Additionally, on the following special dates, all veterans and active duty military will receive FREE admission:

  • April 13 – Opening Day
  • May 25-27 – Memorial Day Weekend
  • July 4 – Independence Day

Regular museum admission rates: $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens (62+), $9 for students with a valid school ID, $9 for children ages 6-17, and free for History Center members and children ages 5 and under.

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Fort Pitt Museum

  • Adults: $8
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $7
  • Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off of admission
  • Students with a valid school ID: $4.50
  • Children ages 6-17: $4.50
  • Children ages 5 and under: Free
  • History Center Members: Free

Visitors to Fort Pitt Museum can present proof of admission at the Heinz History Center to receive reduced admission. Offer valid same- and next-day only. The admission fee paid at Fort Pitt will be applied toward regular admission at the History Center.

Additionally, visitors paying full admission at the History Center can present proof of admission to receive free same- and next-day admission at the Fort Pitt Museum.

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Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

  • Adults: $15
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $14
  • Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off of admission
  • Students with a valid school ID: $7
  • Children ages 6-17: $7
  • Children ages 5 and under: Free
  • History Center Members: Free

Visitors to Meadowcroft can present proof of admission at the Heinz History Center to receive reduced admission. Offer valid same- and next-day only. The admission fee paid at Meadowcroft will be applied toward regular admission at the History Center.

Additionally, visitors paying full admission at the History Center can present proof of admission to receive free same- and next-day admission at Meadowcroft.

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