Since we moved to Pittsburgh and began frequenting the largest park in the city, Frick Park, we have been wanting to visit the park’s namesake: The Frick Art and Historical Center.
We live next to the park and walk there with Olive every day, but wanted to wait for summer to come to an end and fall to begin to really explore its 600 acres and the art and historical center.
The park and center were once owned by Henry Clay Frick, industrialist and art collector, as a part of his family’s Pittsburgh estate. The family donated the park to the city in the early 1900s and Henry’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, then opened the estate to the public and transformed it into the center that it is today.
We had a great time visiting The Frick, which features early Renaissance and eighteenth-century French paintings, a carriage and car museum and my sustainable husband’s favorite – a historic greenhouse.
The grounds also feature a cafe that serves scones and tea, so we’re looking forward to visiting again in October when we can enjoy a brisk brunch on their patio.
It was an incredible way to spend a day, and we can’t wait to go back again!
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