Museum Passes

Free Admission

Road Trips with Free Admission for 4! 

Call us to reserve your Admission Passes to any one of five Western Pennsylvania museums or historical destinations. We recommend you call the site to confirm operating hours and specific health and safety policies before your trip. 

Destinations include: 

  • HEINZ HISTORY CENTER: In addition to your museum pass, you will need an online ticket. Instructions are here. 
  • PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM: In addition to your museum pass, you will need an online ticket. Instructions are here. 
  • AIR HERITAGE MUSEUM & AIRCRAFT RESTORATION * 
  • LINCOLN HIGHWAY EXPERIENCE  
  • MCKEESPORT REGIONAL HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER* 

*Our partnership provides special virtual programming and educational materials. While this destination is currently free, you must check out the library’s kit to receive credit on your Passport to Pittsburgh card 


Virtual Experience Kits 

If you feel safer staying at home or you want to prepare before you go, explore the museum’s “virtual experience kit!” Discover what you might see during your visit, learn more about the history of the site, and find other fun things to do in the area while you’re there. Images and text in this virtual kit are “clickable,” and will direct you to external sites!  

HEINZ HISTORY CENTER Virtual History Kit 

PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM Virtual History Kit 

AIR HERITAGE MUSEUM & AIRCRAFT RESTORATION Virtual History Kit

LINCOLN HIGHWAY EXPERIENCE Virtual History Kit 

MCKEESPORT REGIONAL HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER Virtual History Kit


Passport to Pittsburgh! 

Check out all five experience kits during the 2020-2021 season and be entered into a raffle for a gift card! 

Travel the region and learn about the history of Western Pennsylvania! With Passport to Pittsburgh, each time you check out an experience kit library staff will mark your passport; when completed, leave your passport with us and you will be entered into a raffle (to be drawn April 2021!). Download your passport card here


Museum Virtual Storytimes for Kids! 

Enjoy our special virtual storytime with the partners from each site! A representative from the museum will read a Pittsburgh-themed story that will introduce children to local history in a fun and engaging way!   

These events will be held via Zoom. Registration is required in order for you get to get the program link.  You do not have to have Zoom on your computer to participate–you will be sent a Zoom link two days before the event which will connect you. Please visit the event keeper link to register! 

Heinz History Center 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.
Register Here

Air Heritage Beaver Area Historical Foundation 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Register Here

Fort Pitt Museum 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Register Here

Lincoln Highway Experience 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Register Here

Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic Village 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Register Here

McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Register Here

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Register Here


Museum Spotlight Series–Virtual Programs for Adults and Teens! 

These events will be held via Zoom. Registration is required in order for you get to get the program link.  You do not have to have Zoom on your computer to participate–you will be sent a Zoom link two days before the event which will connect you. Please visit the event keeper link to register! 

Heinz History Center  
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.  
Whether you are a regular visitor or have never been, there is a lot for you to discover at the Senator John J. Heinz History Center! Learn about the museum’s rich collection and ongoing exhibits, including the Smithsonian’s newest dynamic exhibition – “Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery.” Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first!   
Register Here

Air Heritage Beaver Area Historical Foundation 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Let aircraft from the past guide you through the rich history of flight! A representative from Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation will discuss the unique background of this working museum and restoration facility. You will also learn about three driving historical trails of Beaver County – Lewis & Clark; George Washington; and Underground Railroad. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for your trip! 
Register Here

Fort Pitt Museum 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.  
Step back in time with the Fort Pitt Museum! First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the Fort Pitt Museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Discover how the strategic location of the fort – at the Forks of the Ohio River – helped to shape the course of American and world history, and what fun things you may see during your visit. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first! 
Register Here

Lincoln Highway Experience 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Get a taste of what you might discover on the Lincoln Highway (psst: it probably tastes a bit like pie!). A representative from the Lincoln Highway Experience will provide engaging conversation on the historical significance of this coast-to-coast highway, from its designation as one of twelve special Heritage Areas in Pennsylvania, to the quirky supersized structures, scenic two-lane roads, and layers of transportation history that preceded it. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first!    
Register Here

Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic Village 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.  
Travel back 19,000 years from the comfort of your couch! A representative from Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America and an internationally-renowned archeological excavation, will provide a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gathers. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first! 
Register Here

McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.  
At this virtual program, learn more about the history of the Mon Valley! Discover what artifacts await your visit – from the original schoolhouse of McKeesport, which opened in the first ward in 1832; to the Industry Room, which displays a variety of artifacts from McKeesport’s National Tube Works. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first! 
Register Here

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.  
The streetcar, or “trolley,” played a vital role in the growth of 20th century American cities. Thanks to its high-speed, efficient transportation, people could live much farther from their work than if they had to walk or rely on horse-drawn cars. As a result, cities expanded along the streetcar routes built out from their centers. Learn more about what you might find at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, and how our thriving suburban communities owe their existence to the streetcar. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first! 
Register Here

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