A UNIQUE LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY


Location


4141 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Museum Hours


Mon - Sat (Except Thursday)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Our museum is open to walk in guests.

Admission


Adults $10

Seniors (55+) $5

Children (5-17) $5

Students (with college ID) $5

Free admission is offered to military members serving on active duty and in the Guard and Reserve; to those veterans who have served; and retired military.

Museum


The marble tiled floors of Soldiers & Sailors lead you on a pathway of discovery where you walk a timeline of themed displays ranging from the Civil War through our most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. View artifacts and learn about objects ranging from uniforms, medals, firearms, artwork and equipment. Our goal is to expose guests to artifacts that interpret the experiences of, and honor, American service personnel.

The Front Hall

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Your experience begins by being immersed in architectural grandeur and military history when walking into “this grand edifice” as Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall was called during opening day remarks in 1910. Guests will see and appreciate five detailed, stained glass windows featuring different Civil War veteran society themes, a collection of significant military flags, and view musical instruments used during the Civil War. Displays also feature tributes to Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terrorism.

The Gettysburg Room

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Originally a meeting room for members of the Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War veterans), the elegant oak paneled Gettysburg Room currently houses two exhibits. Walk the perimeter of the room and view photos of the early days of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall from groundbreaking to completion, and authentic artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg.

The West Hall

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Civil War artifacts introduce you to stories of families and local soldiers who lived during the era. Many objects in West Hall are rare national treasures.

The North Hall

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Rounding the corner into North Hall brings you into the twentieth century beginning with exhibits featuring World War I and continuing through World War II. Rare uniforms, helmets and other objects tell stories in fifteen different display areas.

The East Hall

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Display space in our East Hall explores the War in the Pacific, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Prisoners of War, Korean and Vietnam War. Our final exhibits examine more recent history, including stories and artifacts from men and women who served in the Gulf War and in Iraq/Afghanistan.

Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor

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Narratives and photographs of eighty-four Pennsylvania Medal of Honor recipients set the stage for touring the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor. The exhibit features six Medals of Honor awarded to local men. Other inductees have earned one of the following medals; Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross or Soldiers Medal. A searchable database in the room contains the names of over 700 local honorees.

Accessibility

Visitors with physical disabilities can enter the Memorial via our ramp and accessible entrance located on the University Place side of the building (west side, or left side if looking from 5th Avenue) via the street-level employee parking lot, with an intercom call box to request assistance. Parking is not available in this location. The lot is for dropping off only. Restrooms for visitors with physical disabilities are located on the third level, accessible via our two elevators.