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The razor-toothed Allosaurus Fragilis as seen in Dinosaurs in Their Time at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The Pittsburgh area is rich with museums, art galleries and historical sites. If you can’t find someplace to visit on this list, you’re not looking hard enough. Check each location’s website for specific events. Hours may vary during holiday weeks.


Andy Warhol Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., until 10 p.m. Fri. $20, $10 students with ID and ages 3-8. 117 Sandusky St., North Side. 412-237-8300 or

Carnegie Museum of Art: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sat., until 8 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. $19.95, $14.95 age 65 and older, $11.95 students and ages 3-18, free age 2 and younger. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412-622-3131 or

Carnegie Museum of Natural History: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 8 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. $19.95, $14.95 age 65 and older, $11.95 students and ages 3-18, free age 2 and younger. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412-622-3131 or

Carnegie Science Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. $19.95, $11.95 ages 3-12. Omnimax films: $8.95. Laser shows: $8. 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. 412-237-3400 or

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $14, $13 senior citizens and ages 2-18, free age 1 and younger. Old Post Office Building, Allegheny Center, North Side. 412-322-5058 or

Fallingwater: Guided house tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $27, $25 in advance. Route 381 between Mill Run and Ohiopyle, Stewart.

Frick Art & Historical Center: Free admission to Car and Carriage Museum. Tours of Clayton, the restored home of Henry Clay Frick. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 age 16 and younger. Reservations recommended for tours. 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze. 412-371-0600 or

National Aviary: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $14, $13 senior citizens, $12 ages 2-12. West Park, North Side. 412-323-7235 or

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. Fri. $15, $14 age 62 and older and students, $11 ages 2-18, free age 2 and younger.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; admission gates close at 4 p.m. $16, $15 age 60 and older, $14 ages 2-13, free age 1 and younger. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, 1 Wild Place, Highland Park. 412-665-3640 or

Senator John Heinz History Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $16, $14 for age 62 and older, $6.50 for students with ID or ages 6-17. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. 412-454-6000 or

Westmoreland Museum of American Art: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., until 7 p.m. Wed. 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Suggested donations of $15, $10 for age 65 and older, free for age 18 and younger, students with valid ID and veterans, active-duty military and reservists and their families. 724-837-1500 or


Unless noted, galleries are free and open to the public.

Artists Gallery: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 31 Balph St., Bellevue. 412-339-8943 or

Bottle Works Arts on 3rd Avenue: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 411 Third Ave., Johnstown. 814-535-2020 or

Boxheart Gallery: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 4523 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-687-8858 or

Gallerie Chiz: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. 5831 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412-441-6005.

Butler Art Center: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922 or

Gallery on 43rd St.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 187 43rd St., Lawrenceville. 412-683-6488 or galleryon43rd

Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery: Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 6:30-8 p.m. Wed. Fred M. Rogers Center, St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Unity. 724-805-2569 or

Greensburg Art Center: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed., 1-4 p.m Sat. 237 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg. 724-837-5620 or

Hoyt Center for the Arts: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues., Thurs.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., Fri., Sat. 124 E. Leasure Road, New Castle. 724-652-2882 or

James Gallery: 413 S. Main St., West End. 412-922-9800 or

Mattress Factory: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $20, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for veterans, children under 6 free. 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side. 412-231-3169 or

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and noon-5 p.m. Sat. 5833 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412-441-5200 or morganglass

Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 402 E. Main St., Suite 600, Mt. Pleasant. 724-547-5929 or

New Kensington Arts Center: 950 Barnes St., New Kensington. 724-335-2914 or

North Hills Art Center: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3432 Babcock Blvd., Ross. 412-364-3622 or

Norwin Art League: Redstone Highlands Clubhouse, Redstone Drive, North Huntingdon. 724-863-2435 or

Panza Gallery: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 115 Sedgwick St., Millvale.

Peoples Library Art Gallery: 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sat. Peoples Library, 3052 Wachter Ave., Lower Burrell. 724-339-1021 or

Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 115 Administration Building, 3550 Seventh Street Road, Upper Burrell.

Photo Antiquities: $10, $8 age 65 and older and students. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sat., closed Tue. and Sun.; tours by appointment. 531 E. Ohio St., North Side. 412-231-7881 or

Silvereye Center for Photography: Noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 1015 E. Carson St., South Side.

Spinning Plate Gallery: 1-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 5720 Friendship Ave., Friendship. Details on Facebook

St. Vincent College Gallery: 1-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun. and by appointment. Robert S. Carey Student Center, 300 Fraser-Purchase Road, Latrobe. 724-805-2197 or

ToonSeum: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. $13 for ages 13 and older, $4 for 7-12. 945 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412-232-0199 or


Unless noted, historical sites are free and open to the public.

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. and Sat. Exhibits of 1900s village, military, labor, union and industries from the Alle-Kiski Valley. $5, free for veterans, military personnel and their families. 224 E. Seventh St., Tarentum. 724-224-7666 or

Apollo Area Historical Society Museum: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed. and Sat. Memorabilia and displays. WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St., Apollo. 724-478-2899 or 724-478-3037

Bost Building: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Rivers of Steel National Area Visitors Center. Steel industry-related exhibits and archives. $3, $1 age 13 and younger. Docent-led tours of Bost Building or Pump House available by appointment for $8 each, $12 for both. 621-623 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead. 412-464-4020

Braddock’s Battlefield History Center: Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Wed., Sat.-Sun. Guided tours of paintings and artifacts. $5, $3 ages 7-15, free age 6 and younger. 609 Sixth St., North Braddock. 412-271-0800 or

Braddock Trail Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution): 6-8 p.m. Tues., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wed. Warden Mansion, 200 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant.

Burtner House: Tours by appointment. Stone house built in 1821 by pioneer family. Donation requested. Burtner Road, Natrona Heights. 724-224-7118

Bushy Run Battlefield: Visitors center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 31. Park grounds open 8 a.m.-dusk year-round. Tours available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-3 p.m. Sun. $5, $4.50 age 65 and older, $3 ages 3-12. Route 993, Penn Township. 724-527-5584 or bushyrun

Capt. Thomas Espy Post Civil War Room: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. or by appointment. Civil War records and relics. Free. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall: 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. 412-276-3466 or

Compass Inn Museum: Hours through October: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. $9, $6 for students, free for 6 and under. Restored 1799 stagecoach stop. Museum operated by Ligonier Valley Historical Society. 1382 Route 30 East, Laughlintown. 724-238-4983 or

Depreciation Lands Museum: 1-4 p.m. Sun. May-October. Living-history museum preserves and demonstrates 18th- and 19th-century pioneer living in Western Pennsylvania. Costumed volunteers present hands-on demonstrations. $3, $1 for children. 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton (Allison Park). 412-486-0563 or

Drake Log Cabin: By appointment. Circa-1816 restored one-room cabin. Williams Alley, off Kiski Avenue, Apollo. 724-478-2899

Flight 93 National Memorial: Grounds are open sunrise to sunset year-round, including all holidays. Visitor Center hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown. 814-893-6322 or

Fort Pitt Museum: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. $6, $5 age 62 and older, $3 ages 6-17, free age 5 and younger. Point State Park, Downtown. 412-281-9284 or

Greensburg Fire Department Museum: By appointment. Displays of antique firefighting equipment, hand-pumpers, parade uniforms, toy firetrucks. Photos and DVDs of major fires shown in mini-theater. Free. 416 S. Main St., rear (behind Greensburg City Hall). 724-832-7904

Harmony Museum: 1-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. $7, $6 age 60 and older, $3 ages 6-17, free age 5 and younger. 218 Mercer St., Harmony. 724-452-7341 or

Hartwood Mansion: Guided tours of mansion tours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. $8, $5 age 60 and older and 13-17, $3 ages 6-12, $1 age 5 and younger. Reservations requested. 215 Saxonburg Blvd., Indiana Township. 412-767-9200

Historic Calvary United Methodist Church: Tours by appointment. French Gothic church built in 1893. Interior designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, featuring three 30-foot-high Tiffany stained-glass windows. Donation requested. 971 Beech Ave., Allegheny West, North Side. 412-323-1070

Historic Hanna’s Town: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. May-Oct. Also open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri. June-Aug. Guided tours: $5, $4 seniors and students. 809 Forbes Trail, Greensburg.

Kentuck Knob: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, noon-6 p.m. Wed. through October. Also: Woodland Walk, unguided access to a trail featuring more than 30 sculptures. House tour: $23, $16 students and ages 6-18; children must be 6 or older for house tour. Woodland Walk: $10. 723 Kentuck Knob Road, Chalk Hill, Fayette County. Advance tickets necessary for all tours. 724-329-1901, ext. 1, or

Kerr Memorial Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Tours of late physician’s restored home and office, circa 1900. $8, $7 seniors, $6 students. Group tours available daily by appointment. 402 Delaware Ave., Oakmont. 412-826-9295 or

Leechburg Area Museum: Noon-3 p.m. Wed. and Sat. David Leech House, oldest dwelling in Leechburg, filled with artifacts, clothes, old high-school yearbooks, signs and research library offering genealogy help. 118 First St., Leechburg. 724-845-8914 or leechburg

Lincoln Highway Experience: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through October. Self-guided tour of Lincoln Highway Experience Museum about America’s first coast-to-coast highway; film, exhibits and gift shop. $5, includes 60-page Lincoln Highway driving guide and postcards. 3435 State Route 30 East, Unity. 724-879-4241

Little Red School House: By appointment. Original public school in Butler County. 200 E. Jefferson St., Butler. 724-283-8116

Mars Area History & Landmarks Society Train Station and Museum: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri. and by appointment. Indoor-outdoor railroad historical- artifacts museum. 1 Brickyard Road, Mars.

Mars Shortline Railroad: Through Sept.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. second Sat. All times weather permitting. Donations accepted. Mars Area History & Landmarks Society’s B&O station, 1 Brickyard Road, Mars. 724-272-9588 or

Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village: Noon- 5 p.m. Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. through end of October. Closed November-April. Oldest site of human habitation in North America, featuring Rock Shelter, an overhang used for shelter more than 16,000 years ago. $14, $13 seniors, $6 ages 6-17, free age 5 and younger. 401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella. 724-587-3412 or heinzhistory

Oakmont Historical Society Museum: Noon-3 p.m. Tues. and Fri., 6-8 p.m. Thur., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sat. 628 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont.

Old Economy Village: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Closed January-March. Culture of the Harmony Society, a successful, entrepreneurial, 19th-century religious community. $10, $9 seniors, $6 ages 3-11, free age 3 and younger and active military. 270 16th St., Ambridge. 724-266-4500 or

Oliver M. Thompson History Room: By appointment. Historical resources, family-name files and Washington’s marching route. Plum Community Library, 445 Center-New Texas Road, Plum.

Oliver Miller Homestead: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 4. Closed most of December-April. $2 admission. South Park, Manse Drive. 412-835-1554 or

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday, September-Dec. 18 and April-May. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily June-August. Display of 50 historic electri vehicles. $10, $9 for 65 and over, $7 for ages 3-15. Museum Road, Washington. 724-228-9256 or

Perryopolis Area History Museum & Genealogy Room: Museum and Genealogy Room open from 3-7 p.m. Fri. and noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through mid-October. Free admission, donations accepted. 312 Liberty St., Perryopolis. 724-736-2133 or 724-984-7206

Senator Walter Lowrie House: Open for tours at various times throughout the year. Built by Sen. Walter Lowrie in 1828. Includes Butler County Historical Society office, gift shop and research library. $5, $2 ages 5-17, free age 4 and younger. 123 W. Diamond St., Butler. 724-283-8116

Sewickley Heights History Center: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thurs., noon-4 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Homes and equestrian lifestyle of Pittsburgh’s early industrialists. Free. 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley Heights. 412-741-4487

Victorian Vandergrift Museum & Historical Society: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Museum, genealogy library, office and visitors center. Tours of the museum, Casino Theatre, churches, print shop, parklets and antiques shops by appointment. 184 Sherman Ave., Vandergrift. 724-568-1990, or

Westmoreland County Historical Society: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Office, research library and genealogical and archive collections. 362 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1, Unity. 724-532-1935 or

West Overton Village and Museums: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and Mon. noon-3 p.m. Sun. through September, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat. in October; closed November-May, except for special events and pre-arranged tours. $8, $7 seniors, $5 students. 109 W. Overton Road, Scottdale. 724-887-7910 or

Woodville Plantation: 1-4 p.m. Sun. Guided tours of 1775 home of John and Presley Neville. $5, $3 ages 6-12, free age 5 and younger. 1375 Washington Pike (exit 55, off I-79), Collier. 412-221-0348

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