Frick Art and Historical Center is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The historical center includes a cluster of museums, and historical buildings, where visitors can view a collection of fine arts, beautiful and rare artifacts, and exhibitions and concerts. The collections at the museum were donated to the city by the daughter of Henry Clay Frick, who was an industrialist and art collector.
His daughter Helen Clay Frick was also a passionate art collector, she built the Frick Art museum that houses some of the extra ordinary art collections of the family. The Clayton house that had served as the family's primary residence was opened to public viewing in 1990. The historical center provides a wonderful opportunity for the families to enjoy arts and crafts of the 19th century, and get a deep insight into the history of that era.
Things to Do
- Families can visit the beautifully maintained historical center free of cost, admission to the grounds, Frick art museum, car and carriage museum and the green house are free.
- Guided Docent-led tours provide with an insight into the life of the one of the wealthiest families of Pittsburgh, local history and the Victorian architecture and interior design.
- Life in the gilded age tour is offered year-round, includes a visit to the Clayton house, which is a 23-room family house, with a display of exotic Victorian furniture and artifacts. Reservations are required for the docent-led tour.
- Group tours are also offered year-round. Families would love to visit Frick Art museum and Frick car and carriage museum. Historical car enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the car and carriage museum, where twenty historic automobiles are on display. Enjoy lunch at "the Cafe at the Frick".
- Summer camps are offered for children of all ages. "Frick kids" is a free-program for kids in age group of 4-8, it includes an interactive tour and a take-home project. It takes place on the first Saturday of each month.
- Families can take part in the weekend projects that involve many artistic activities.
Frick Art and historical Center Insider Tips
- School-tours can be arranged.
- Photography is not allowed.
- Historical center closes on Monday.