Experience Kits

Experience Kits: Be a Tourist in Your Own City!

Museum passes with free admission for 4! 
In partnership with the History Center Affiliates Program, we are offering FREE ADMISSION for up to four people to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh! The kits circulate for one week at a time and can be reserved in advance.

Our 2022 Experience Kit season includes admission to:

  • Duncan & Miller Glass Museum
    • The museum preserves the heritage of George Duncan & Sons of Pittsburgh and the Duncan & Miller Glass Company of Washington, PA.
  • Heinz History Center (includes admission to Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft Rockshelter)
    • Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Historic Fort Steuben
    • Historic Fort Steuben was built in 1786 for the protection of surveyors who had been sent by the Continental Congress to map the Northwest Territory.
  • Merrick Art Gallery*
    • The Merrick is home to a stunning collection of French, German, English, and American paintings from the 18th and 19th Century.
  • Old Economy Village
    • National Historic Landmark, the village shares the history of the Harmony Society, one of the oldest and most successful religious communal groups of the nineteenth century.
  • Somerset Historical Center
    • The Somerset Historical Center educates the public about rural life in southwestern Pennsylvania from prehistory to the present.
  • West Overton Village Museum & Distillery
    • West Overton Village illustrates the rise of the American Industrial Revolution. A Mennonite family transformed their small agricultural village into an industrial powerhouse.

      *Pass can be used in lieu of suggested donation (although donations always welcome!)

2022 Raffle

Using your library’s Experience Kit program, visit THREE different museum sites before October 31, 2022, and be entered to win a prize! Visit this site for more information and to complete the raffle form.

Virtual experience kits

Plus: 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.