Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-454-6000


The Regional History Center is an internationally acclaimed museum and research facility devoted to preserving and presenting the sweeping history and heritage of the Western Pennsylvania region.

It is named in honor of John Heinz III (1938-1991), a member of one of Pittsburgh's leading families who served as a United States Senator from 1977 until his death in an airplane accident.

Housed in the century-old Chautauqua Lake Ice Company building, the museum includes six floors of permanent and changing exhibitions that tell the story of Western Pennsylvania. The extensive library and archives include books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, atlases, newspapers, films, recordings and other memorabilia.

The center is also home to the Historical Society Of Western Pennsylvania and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Hours of operation

Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Parking lots are available along Smallman Street.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 6B - Spring Hill
  • 6C - Spring Garden
  • 6D - Spring Looper
  • 86A - East Hills
  • 86B - Frankstown
  • 91A - Butler Street
In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group