Pittsburgh Museums & History

Pittsburgh Museums & HistoryCelebrate the history of a city that has undergone monumental changes and played a pivotal role in the shaping of America when you visit a Pittsburgh museum or other historical site. The Steel City has a rich and deep culture that Pittsburghers proudly share through a wide variety of unique art, science and history museums.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
If you love history, art or science, you will definitely want to visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Institute operates the Carnegie Museums, and two of the four facilities can be found alongside the headquarters. Visit the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History in the same complex, or travel a bit to see the Carnegie Science Center and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Address: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 622-3131
Web: www.carnegiemuseums.org

Carnegie Museum of Art
Art aficionados will want to stop by the Carnegie Museum of Art. This museum displays art dating from prehistoric times to the present from all over the world, although it mainly focuses on contemporary American and European works. See the masterpieces of famous artists from the past as well as modern artwork done in new media, like films.

Address: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 622-3131
Web: www.web.cmoa.org

Carnegie Science Center
Get your science on at the Carnegie Science Center. Millions of visitors come by every year to visit this fascinating and educational museum. See the largest interactive robotic display in the world, see the stars and other galaxies in the Buhl Digital Dome, witness the changes technology has experienced in several exhibits and more.

Address: 1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 237-3400
Web: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Travel through time at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. See what the world was like before humans when you visit the third best dinosaur display in America, right behind the National Museum of Natural History in D.C. and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Learn how the Ancient Egyptians lived or view artifacts from the Native Americans.

Address: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 622-3131
Web: www.carnegiemnh.org

Andy Warhol Museum
The largest museum dedicated to a single artist, the Andy Warhol Museum celebrates the art and life of the Pittsburgh native pop art icon. See the work that has influenced the world of art at this 7-story, 17-gallery facility. With over 900 paintings, 2,000 works on paper, 1,000 unique prints, 77 sculptures, 4,000 photographs and 4,350 Warhol films, it is no wonder celebrities from around the world travel to pay homage at this museum.

Address: 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 237-8300
Web: www.warhol.org

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Learn through play at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Perfect for younger children, this specially designed museum teaches history and science through the use of interactive exhibitions. Constructed in a historic old post office, this children’s museum focuses on art, science and community through fun activities in permanent and traveling exhibits.

Address: 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 322-5058
Web: www.pittsburghkids.org

Mattress Factory Art Museum
View unique local art you can really get into at the Mattress Factory Art Museum. By get into, we mean you can enter a few of the room-sized installations created by in-residence artists. One of the few museums of its kind, the Mattress Factory presents groundbreaking forays into the world of social media not seen elsewhere.

Address: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 231-3169
Web: www.mattress.org

Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum Memorial
Pay your respects to the men and women who have served the United States. The Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum Memorial is a unique museum that honors all branches of the military, from citizens to professional soldiers, in one place. You can also see articles and artifacts from American history, from the Civil War up to the present.

Address: 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 621-4253
Web: www.soldiersandsailorshall.org

Senator John Heinz History Center
Discover 250 years of local history at the Senator John Heinz History Center, from the drama of the French and Indian War up to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers. Appealing to a diverse audience, the History Center celebrates and commemorates all that is Pittsburgh.

Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 454-6000
Web: www.heinzhistorycenter.org

Frick Art & Historical Center
See what life was like in Gilded Age Pittsburgh when you visit the Frick Art & Historical Center. The Frick family donated their house and surrounding area to the preservation of the art and culture of the Gilded Age. Step back in time as you step into the preserved and restored buildings and observe one family’s collection of art and culture from the time period.

Address: 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208 - MAP
Phone: (412) 371-0600
Web: www.thefrickpittsburgh.org

Fort Pitt Museum and Blockhouse
Learn about the early history of the region, state and country, from the first exploration of Pennsylvania through the Civil War, at the Fort Pitt Museum in downtown Pittsburgh. This historical building opened as a public museum in 1969 and focuses on the role the Steel City played in shaping the United States through the use of interactive exhibitions and collections of artifacts.

Address: Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 - MAP
Phone: (412) 281-9284
Web: www.heinzhistorycenter.org