Welcome to Our Neighborhood

As Pittsburgh’s “people museum,” the History Center preserves and interprets the history of Western Pennsylvanians through six floors of interactive exhibitions that feature iconic artifacts like the TV set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and the world’s oldest jeep. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is located on the second and third floors of the History Center.

Hours & Location

The History Center and Sports Museum are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The History Center, Sports Museum, and Detre Library & Archives are all located at 1212 Smallman Street in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District.


Adults (ages 18-61) $18
Senior citizens (ages 62+) $15
Children ages 6-17 $9
Students with Valid IDs $9
Retired & active duty military $2 off admission
Access card holders $1 (can be used for up to four admissions)
History Center Members FREE
Children under age 5 FREE

Blue Star Museums

The Heinz History Center, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village proudly participate in Blue Star Museums, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families, from Armed Forces Day (May 20) through Labor Day (Sept. 4). The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and thousands of museums across the country.

Free admission to the Heinz History Center, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), DD Form 1173-1 ID card or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door. Admission includes full access to the History Center and Sports Museum.

What's On at the History Center?

Exhibits & Events

Heinz History Center

Get the inside scoop on featured exhibits and events at the museum.

Preserving Pittsburgh’s Memories

Detre Library & Archives

Heinz History Center

Research family history, explore historic images, and search thousands of documents in the Detre Library & Archives at the History Center. Open Wednesday through Saturday and free to all visitors.

The Café at the History Center

Open daily during museum hours, the Café at the History Center offers a wide array of grab-and-go items including fresh wraps, salads, sandwiches, and kid-friendly options from Common Plea Catering. 

The Museum Shop

The History Center Museum Shop is your one-stop shop for all things Pittsburgh. From Heinz 57 to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” browse hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts ranging from classic to quirky. The Museum Shop is open seven days a week during regular museum hours, and always open online.

Family Zone

The History Center is fun for everyone! Learn more about the museum’s family-friendly exhibits, activities, and amenities.