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Fort Pitt Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Good mix of videos, displays and artifacts

The museum was quiet and had few visitors when we were there. That allowed us to linger over the... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Fulton, Maryland
Nice, Small Museum

A great little find in Point State Park that focuses on the early history of the area. There is a... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Located in a recreated bastion in Point State Park, this museum chronicles the history from early-French explorations to the beginning of Pittsburgh's industrial age.
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601 Commonwealth Pl, Building B, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1213
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

The museum was quiet and had few visitors when we were there. That allowed us to linger over the displays and artifacts and to get seats at the videos. The museum does a very good job of explaining the Fort's history and prominent role in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

A great little find in Point State Park that focuses on the early history of the area. There is a model of Fort Pitt in the main entryway that is quite impressive. Most of the exhibits are on the second floor, and you can probably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

On the way to Point State Park...stop and go in and learn some of the history of the area. They did such a nice job. You will be surprised.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelercw2016
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Went through this museum while visiting the park. It gives a very in depth presentation about the area and how it was shaped by the interactions between the various Native American tribes of the region, the English, the French, and eventually the colonists. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank researchhound53
Reviewed September 22, 2018

If you are looking for a small museum, visit the Fort Pitt Museum. You will not be disappointed. Though it may look extremely small, there are two floors packed with knowledge about Fort Pitt and how Pittsburgh is compared to now.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I had been here once before, with a friend, and I was eager for my husband to see it. He enjoyed it a lot, and I found it just as interesting the second time around. It is a nice size (that is, not overwhelming) but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank keepmovingmom
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Interesting history of the Pittsburg area, but I found it a little hard to follow. I think the information could be presented a little bit better. We went about 45 min. before closing so it was half price. I felt like it was worth that,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AimIrv
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I am a retired history teacher and am drawn to historical sites and museums. The information in this museum was good but the lay out is poor. Some materials out of chronological order and the lay out did not lend itself to following the events....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marcy j
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Fort Pitt Museum has interesting and informative displays and video presentations of early Pennsylvania history. We had forgotten a lot of our history lessons so this was a good refresher course. It's definitely worth a visit, especially if you are visiting the John Heinz...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great museum on the French and Indian war as well as American Revolution. Gives tons of information and is located right on the old fort and in the park. Must see in Pittsburgh.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hello. The Fort Pitt Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission prices are as follows: Adults: $7 Senior Citizens (62+): $6 Retired & Active Duty Military: $4 Students with a valid school ID: $3.50 Children... More