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Fort Pitt Museum

601 Commonwealth Pl, Building B, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1213
+1 412-281-9284
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This is a great place to learn about the significance of the Confluence of the Monongahela and Ohio... read more

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mhtinyhouse
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It’s a nice museum, at the entrance there is a model of the fort, take the time to listen to it... read more

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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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601 Commonwealth Pl, Building B, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1213
Downtown
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+1 412-281-9284
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"french and indian war"
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"native americans"
in 12 reviews
"point state park"
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"revolutionary war"
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"trading post"
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"early history"
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"block house"
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"love history"
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"life size dioramas"
in 3 reviews
"first floor"
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"nice overview"
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"a small gift shop"
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"history buff"
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"oldest building"
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"better understanding"
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"heinz history center"
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Reviewed today

This is a great place to learn about the significance of the Confluence of the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers and the class of cultures (native American, French, and English). The museum is a small, manageable museum packed with artifacts and explanations. There are kid-friendly exhibits...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice museum, at the entrance there is a model of the fort, take the time to listen to it. The upper floor has a lot of written information so be ready to read. There are some nice views of the park. If you...More

Thank Cinaalb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is fairly small, I think that this museum is well done. I appreciate the hands-on activities for kids and the opportunities for everyone to learn. Excellent and really enjoyed it.

Thank Rhonda C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum about life in Pittsburg and everything that revolves around that during the early years. It is primarily a Pittsburg themed museum but highly educational.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good little museum. And the park is nice. Great views of the city. And the three rivers area.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum proper inside is interesting but we most enjoyed the grounds outside. At the end of the city (where the two rivers meet to form the Ohio) is Fort Duquesne (French fort) that was attacked by the English on 14 September 1758, during the...More

Thank Tommy599
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The museum was worth the price of admission. The history of the fort and what happened in the early time helps reenforce what you learn in school

Thank M-F_Trackers
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Small but well done museum. Model in center of atrium of fort and city are well done and audio descriptions are quite interesting. Hands on opportunities on 1st floor. 2nd floor is mostly text but they do offer a scavenger hunt for kids to make...More

Thank Angela P
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

A lot of this museum is geared towards kids. The exhibit upstairs can be confusing to follow since it's not laid out well. But still worth a visit if you're interested in history. The park and views of the river are wonderful. A great place...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The museum is small but interesting. The material is mostly text, so if you bring kids they need to know how to read.

Thank MarieIC
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P_Costantino
19 August 2016|
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Response from History C | Property representative |
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
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