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Weekend of Free Admission at Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum

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Guests of all ages can get in for free this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Sen. John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt.

Courtesy of the Senator John Heinz History Center
  • Courtesy of the Senator John Heinz History Center
Just as exciting: Friday is National Pickle Day, and the Heinz History Center will celebrate accordingly on Saturday.

As part of the history center exhibit Pittsburgh Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia, and in addition to other classic pickle memorabilia, 160-year old preserved pickles in their original glass jars (pictured) will be on display. While you won’t be able to take a bite of the historic, brined cucumbers, Pittsburgh Pickle Company will be on hand with tastings.

The pickle party also includes a scavenger hunt, an appearance by an H.J. Heinz re-enactor and guided tours of the center’s new Heinz exhibit (highlighting 145 years of the Pittsburgh staple) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Here's CP's review of the Lost Steamboat exhibit, by the way.

The Fort Pitt Museum focuses on Western Pennsylvania’s role in the French & Indian War, the American Revolution and the founding of Pittsburgh.

The free admission is courtesy of the Jack Buncher Foundation.

Heinz History Center is located at 1212 Smallman St., Downtown.

Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Heinz History Center, is located at 601 Commonwealth Pl., Downtown (in Point State Park).

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