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McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center

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Keep the Flame of Memory Burning

McKeesport was once an industrial powerhouse with two steel mills, a cannery, a dairy plant, a... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
NikaJunie
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Great local history

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Exhibits are wonderful. Great way to learn about local... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Annette J
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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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1832 Arboretum Dr, McKeesport, PA 15132-7600
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

McKeesport was once an industrial powerhouse with two steel mills, a cannery, a dairy plant, a chocolate factory, a glass works, and an Italian culinary equipment manufacturer among other enterprises. It boasted a fine downtown shopping district, many beautiful houses of worship, multiple civic organizations,...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

a small piece of history sharing the past and reminding us of the possibilities of what the backbone of America was built on. Small towns like McKeesport across this nation built on the efforts and hearts of it's folks one family at a time.

Thank Roy L
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Exhibits are wonderful. Great way to learn about local history. New local military exhibit is wonderful

Thank Annette J
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Over the years, I have visited here several times in search of my lost, McKeesport kin. As a member, I can research there for free. This time, I spent the better part of 2 days in the research library, ably and very willingly assisted by...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is more than a museum, it's an experience for the whole family. There are hands on exhibits to keep kids engaged, memorabilia galore, and even an old school house. One can even do a little family research.

Thank rtyke
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This is a great little place for someone to visit. If you just moved here, passing by or been living here, you should stop in. It's not huge inside, but it's full of neat stuff.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 22 April 2014

At one time McKeesport rivaled Pittsburgh for its business and entertainment. The Heritage Center is a good place to learn about how important McKeesport was at one time. For those who have ties to the mills, especially U.S. Steel, there's a wonderful 3-d display, along...More

Thank 76desert
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This gem is a hidden treasure in the former industrial hub of McKeesport. I would recommend anyone who is interested in southwestern-Pennsylvania history specifically, or industrial history in general, to plan a trip here. To peruse their museum displays, you could probably do it within...More

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