Visit the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, to celebrate more than 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history.
The History Center features six floors and 200,000 square feet of traveling and long term exhibitions that appeal to children and adults alike. From George Washington's first adventures in the region as a 22-year old during the French and Indian War and into the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII run, Pittsburgh's greatest stories are told at the History Center.
The History Center's newest exhibit, Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, celebrates the Pittsburgh people and inventions that have changed the way we live, work and play. The two-story, long-term exhibition, which spans more than 16,000 square-feet, highlights Western Pennsylvania's contributions to art, medicine, industry, education, sports, technology, and much more.
At The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum, visitors can experience the thrill of Western Pennsylvania's unmatched sports legacy. The glory of Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup victories, the grit and sweat of a high school football tradition, the stories of Pittsburgh's unmatched Negro League tradition, and much more is captured inside this 20,000 square feet exhibit with more than 70 hands-on interactive exhibits, and 20 audio-visual programs.