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Ketch-up on Western Pennsylvania history at the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh!
Voted “Pittsburgh’s Best Museum” in 2022, the Senator John Heinz History
Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum where you can see
Smithsonian artifacts daily throughout six floors of engaging
exhibitions, perfect for visitors of all ages.
Explore the “Neighborhood of Make Believe” in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit, which includes the original living room set, puppets, and other iconic objects from the beloved children’s television show. Take a selfie next to an 11-foot Heinz ketchup bottle and immerse yourself in the delicious 150-year history of the H.J. Heinz Company.
The museum’s flagship exhibit, Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, is where you can flex like Rosie the Riveter, learn about the region’s contributions to the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, and see how Pittsburgh transformed from a steel-making industrial powerhouse to a worldwide leader in technology, medicine, and education.
Experience the journey of Black freedom seekers and discover Pittsburgh’s importance to the Underground Railroad inside the powerful From Slavery to Freedom exhibit.
Big sports fan? The History Center is home to the two-floor Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, which celebrates legendary athletes and unforgettable moments from the City of Champions.
Learn more at www.heinzhistorycenter.org.
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