Museums Around Pittsburgh

Explore the history of the area through these diverse museums around Pittsburgh! These listings are located in Pittsburgh and around western Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh History Center

Pittsburgh History Center

1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Officially known as the “Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center”, the History Center is one of the coolest attractions in the area and operates as both a museum and research facility.  It is housed in a converted 160,000 sf warehouse.  The exhibits are locally based, well done and in depth; plan to spend a whole day here.– Read More…

Tour Ed Mine Museum

Tour-Ed Mine & Museum

748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084

Western Pennsylvania has a proud and rich mining tradition.  Learn more about mining and its heritage at the Tour-Ed Mine by touring an actual mine with an experienced miner.  The museum contains mining tools dating back to the 1850s as well as state of the art tools.  Also check out the “Mine Village”, sawmill and other attractions.– Read More…

Depreciation Lands Museum

Depreciation Lands Museum

4743 S Pioneer Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101

“A village where history is real life”, the Depreciation Lands Museum provides the opportunity to visit the 19th century pioneer world. Open on Sundays from May through October, costumed demonstrators will take you back to another time.– Read More…

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

5507 Lakeside Dr, Gibsonia, PA 15044

The purpose of the WPMRM is to “promote and preserve” railroad history in the area and to encourage model railroading as a hobby. The museum houses a library and serves as an educational resource for local residents, but its main attraction is a huge model railroad display: a representation of the rail line between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, MD set in the 1950s.– Read More…

Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Nestled in the “square” of Allegheny Center on the North Side lies the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, housed in the old Buhl Planetarium building. Kids of all ages will find something interesting to discover and explore. The museum contains 3 floors and features several hands-on exhibits, as well as educational programs and special events.– Read More…

Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Mattress Factory Art Museum

500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

If you are looking for a different kind of museum, be sure to check out the Mattress Factory Art Museum in the historic “Mexican War Streets” section of the North Side. The museum’s exhibits are unique in that they are room sized, allowing visitors to really “get into” them.– Read More…

Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Fort Pitt Museum

601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Fort Pitt Museum is located on the site of the English Fort Pitt, at Point State Park adjacent to I-279. The 12,000 sf museum features artifacts and life sized exhibits, providing visitors an overview of the role of western Pennsylvania in the French & Indian War and American Revolution.– Read More…

Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

South Hills native and CMU graduate Andy Warhol made his mark on the New York art scene in the mid to late 20th century. The Warhol museum now has the most extensive collection of his work, including 273 films and over 4000 works of art in various media. There are also archives available for research if you are into art history.– Read More…

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Housed near the Library and Art Museum, the Natural History museum features global and local exhibits in its extensive galleries and changing exhibits. It is also home to several ongoing research departments, including the areas of botany, anthropology, mammals and birds.– Read More…

Nationality Rooms - University of Pittsburgh

Nationality Rooms (Cathedral of Learning, Pitt)

4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh has always been a melting pot of world heritages, where traditional customs and ways are still celebrated. In this spirit, the University of Pittsburgh features 26 Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning. Each room, while serving as a student classroom, reflects the art, history and culture of a particular nationality.– Read More…

Air Heritage Museum, Beaver, PA

Air Heritage Museum

35 Piper St, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

The Air Heritage Museum is located at the Beaver County Airport, and serves as both an aviation museum and restoration facility. The museum features an artifact display area and maintains 9 aircraft. There are events at the hangar as well as regional air show participation through the year.– Read More…

Johnstown Flood Museum

Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901

One of the worst American tragedies at the time, the City of Johnstown, PA was leveled on May 31, 1889 by a storm that led to a dam collapse that killed 2,209 people. The wall of water that hit Johnstown and its upstream neighbors was said to hit with a force that of Niagara Falls.– Read More…

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

835 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701

This museum is a fixture in downtown Indiana, PA, and is well known locally. As the boyhood home of Jimmy Stewart, the town proudly presents exhibits and features his movies in this vintage theater.– Read More…

Meadowcroft Village & Rockshelter

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Village

401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA 15312

In the quiet woods just outside of Avella, PA, lies the oldest known site of human habitation on the continent. A National Historic Landmark, the Meadowcroft Rockshelter is a 16,000 year old rock overhang that was used for shelter. Now under excavation, visitors can get a glimpse into the distant past and walk on the same ground as our ancient ancestors. Also on site is Meadowcroft Village, a museum and collection of building and structures from the 19th century. Take a step back in time and see what rural life was like 150 years ago in western Pennsylvania. There are special re-enactments and events yearlong.– Read More…

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

1 Museum Rd, Washington, PA 15301

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum near Washington, PA is “more than a ride, it’s an experience”, as they say. The mission of the museum is to present and educate about the trolley area. Come explore the visitor’s center and ride the trolley throughout the grounds, exploring the buildings and exhibits onsite. The trolley museum is known for it’s events, especially around the holidays.– Read More…