During our first visit to the Heinz History Center a few years ago, we were immediately amazed by the wealth of engaging exhibits. We spent close to three hours going through each gallery gathering a store of knowledge about the history of Western Pennsylvania. We were just as captivated on our recent visit, soaking in familiar exhibits as well as appreciating the special Toys exhibit and exploring the Heinz exhibit that was being remodeled during our earlier excursion.
|All aboard the trolley!|
|Take a walk down memory lane in the Toy exhibit!|
|A little pinball fun!|
|Peek inside the Fort Pitt Foundry.|
|Really cool pickle sizer!|
|The French and Indian War|
|The castle from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.|
|On the field at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.|
|What is inside a golf ball?|
- The Heinz History is across the street from a Hampton Inn. We have stayed there twice and enjoyed the ability to get up, ready to go and to one of our favorite attractions quickly.
- The snack shop has a great selection of nibbles at what we felt were reasonable prices for a museum.
- The gift shop has some local art items.
- The museum is the Strip District, so you have convenient access to many restaurants.
- There are several play areas in the museum that are Pittsburgh-themed. So, kids still get to learn a bit about Pittsburgh while engaging hands-on curiosity.
Thank you to Visit Pittsburgh for facilitating this review! Complimentary admission was received. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.