2023 Experience Kits



We have partnered with the Heinz Center Affiliates Program and other Allegheny County libraries; we are offering FREE ADMISSION for up to two adults and six children (under 18) to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh.

Be on the lookout for additional virtual programs held throughout the summer with our experience kit partners.

Experience kits are passes that can be checked out for one week at a time and must be returned to the Northern Tier Library.

PLUS – visit three museums by October 31, 2023, and be entered to win a raffle prize! Click here for more information.

This year’s participating sites include:


Photos of 6 locations for the experience kits.

Senator John Heinz History Center

As Pittsburgh’s “people museum,” the History Center preserves
and interprets the history of Western Pennsylvanians through six
floors of interactive exhibitions that feature iconic artifacts like
the TV set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and the world’s
oldest jeep.

Fort Ligonier

Fort Ligonier is a British fortification from the French and Indian
War located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, United States. The fort
served as a staging area for the Forbes Expedition of 1758.

Fort Steuben

Fort Steuben was a fortification erected in Feb. 1787 on the Ohio River in eastern Ohio Country at the northern end of the Seven Ranges land tract to be surveyed. The original purpose was to provide protection from Indians for the first surveyors to venture into the Northwest Territory.

Railroaders Memorial Museum (includes Horseshoe Curve)

The Railroaders Memorial Museum (RMM) is a railroad museum
in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The museum focuses on the history of
railroad workers and railroad communities in central Pennsylvania.

Old Economy Village

Old Economy Village preserves, presents, and proclaims the
exemplary history of the Harmony Society and inspires people to
strive for a better future.

Bradford House & Whiskey Rebellion Education Center

Nearly 20 years after the Revolutionary War began, the United
States government faced a small-scale revolution by some of its
citizens. To create a self-supporting and effective government,
Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton knew he needed to find a
steady source of revenue, so he proposed, and Congress
instituted in 1791, an excise tax on whiskey produced in the United States.