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*Free for Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University, CCAC Allegheny Campus and University of Pittsburgh Main Campus (only during the academic year) students with a valid student ID. Some restrictions apply. Please check with your Student Life office for details.

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Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The Mattress Factory is located just minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. The Museum campus is comprised of three historic buildings located in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh's Northside. Please visit the Main Building to check in at the Admissions Desk as you begin your visit.

Driving Directions & Parking
We recommend you set your GPS device to 505 Jacksonia Street, the MF parking lot address. Parking is free. Please note the lot is locked at closing. Please call the Museum at 412.231.3169 for more details.
Public Transportation
The Mattress Factory is located within easy distance of several Port Authority bus stops. For information, bus routes and schedules visit or call Port Authority Customer Service at 412.442.2000.

Tour Types

Tours Are Currently Suspended
Guided Tour
Lunch + Tour
Art + Architecture Tour
Adult Installation Lab
Corporate Retreat Tour

Tours are currently suspended due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please read more and plan a future visit.

Up to 40 guests

Led by a Museum Educator, the Guided Tour is an informative and interactive visit through the foremost museum of installation art in the United States. The Guided Tour is 90-minutes long, for up to 40 guests.

For more than 40 guests, please contact the education department at

$14 per adult
$10 per senior

Up to 20 guests

Celebrate a day out at the Mattress Factory with a scrumptious lunch from the Boxspring Café! After your lunch reservation, enjoy a 90-minute personalized tour of our exhibitions with a Museum Educator. The LUNCH + TOUR includes a 11:30am reservation in the Boxspring Café and a 90-minute tour reservation, for up to 20 guests.

Lunch sold separately

$14 per adult
$10 per senior

Up to 20 guests

Take an in-depth look at the ways in which the Mattress Factory has shaped Pittsburgh’s Northside during an Art + Architecture Tour. This guided tour starts with a slide presentation on the history of the Museum and is great way to investigate and experience the Museum’s site-specific installation art in relationship to the city’s landscape and history. The ART + ARCHITECTURE tour is 2 hours long, for up to 20 guests.

$15 per adult
$11 per senior

Up to 20 guests

Modeled after our Installation Lab for student groups, our ADULT INSTALLATION LAB experience includes a 90-minute guided tour of the Mattress Factory led by a Museum Educator, a 30-minute break, and an interactive hour-long art activity in the Museum’s Education Studio. During this time, adults are welcome to bring drinks and snacks from home to enjoy while they socialize and get creative, for up to 20 guests.

$16 per adult
$12 per senior

Up to 20 guests

Get out of the office and bring your team to the Museum for a retreat that includes a 90-minute tour and a 1-hour team-building activity led by a Museum Educator, for up to 20 team members. We’ll also provide you with a private conference room for lunch or work meeting, if desired.

Please call 412.231.3169 for rates and details so we can help customize your visit.

Tips & Guidelines

Begin your visit by checking in at the Admissions Desk at the Main Building.
Some exhibits contain mature content – if you have concerns, please ask a gallery attendant.
Installation art is not the same as interactive art. Ask a gallery attendant which installations are meant to be touched.
We are part of the Mexican War Streets neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors as your move between the Museum’s three buildings.


We encourage all visitors to enter the Main Building from our parking lot at 505 Jacksonia Street.

The Jacksonia Street entrance, via the parking lot, is fully wheelchair accessible as is our Main Building. A wheelchair accessible ramp or stairs near the Museum entrance sign lead you past The Garden by Winifred Lutz on the left and several glass doors on your right as you move toward the entrance through a glass vestibule. When you enter the Main Building, turn right to check in at the Admissions Desk.

A secondary entrance to the Museum is found at 500 Sampsonia Way. Sampsonia Way is a small, one-way alley without sidewalks. The entrance is between Sherman Avenue and Monterey Street and requires the use of stairs.

Transportation +

Access: If you call an Access vehicle to drop you off at the Mattress Factory, please direct them to 505 Jacksonia Street. The vehicle will pull into a parking lot, there are stairs and a ramp to the main entrance. This also is where you should wait if an Access vehicle is picking you up. If you do not wish to wait outside, alert the Admissions Desk that you are waiting for a vehicle, and they can let you know when your vehicle has arrived.

Port Authority: The Mattress Factory is located within easy distance of several Port Authority bus stops. For information, bus routes and schedules visit Port Authority Trip Planner or call Port Authority Customer Service at 412.442.2000.

More About the Mattress Factory & Gallery Buildings +

The Mattress Factory’s public facilities are comprised of three buildings throughout the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s Northside. Our Main Building, located at 500 Sampsonia Way, is a large 6-story brick warehouse with an attached Administrative Office Building. All galleries at 500 Sampsonia Way are fully wheelchair accessible by elevator with accessible restrooms and water fountains on the lower level of the Museum and in the Education Studio.

There is reserved and marked accessible parking with a wheelchair-accessible ramp into the front entrance of the Museum. All public education programs take place in wheelchair-accessible spaces – lobby, education studio and galleries. Admissions Desk and event seating is flexible and always inclusive of patrons needing accommodation for mobility devices or other needs. A wheelchair also is available at the Museum’s Admissions Desk free of charge.

The Museum campus also includes two additional buildings located at 516 Sampsonia Way and 1414 Monterey Street that have been repurposed for use as galleries. Because of the age of these structures, these two galleries are not fully accessible at this time.

Tours & Guides +

If requested in advance, tours can be arranged for hearing and visually impaired visitors. Large print visitor guides are available at the Admissions Desk. Braille guides are available at each building and may be checked out to use while on the Museum campus.

Video Tours +

The Mattress Factory is committed to creating an inclusive environment. While we make every effort to enable interactive experiences for all visitors, due to the age of the Museum’s repurposed buildings, there are some galleries that are not fully accessible at this time. Click the links below to view video tours of those works that are inaccessible:

Trespass & Untitled (Calisthenic Series), William Anastasi

Untitled, Jene Highstein

Infinity Dots Mirrored Room and Repetitive Vision, Yayoi Kusama

It’s all about ME, not you and Selections from the Greer Lankton Archive, Greer Lankton

Unbrella, Vanessa Sica and Chris Kasabach

Bed Sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence, Allan Wexler

Ship of Fools, Discovery of Time, Bill Woodrow

More Information +

For questions regarding accessibility, contact Neaco Fox, Accessibility Coordinator.