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Fort Pitt Museum

Venture back to the time of the American Revolution and the founding of Pittsburgh in the museum of this reconstructed fort.

The Fort Pitt Museum is an intriguing tribute to its namesake 18th-century stronghold. The fort featured heavily in some of Pittsburgh’s most momentous occasions, including the Whiskey Rebellion and the French and Indian War. Learn about the fascinating tapestry of history that developed the city we know today. 

Wander through this reconstructed bastion and imagine the military actions that took place here centuries ago. The fort played a role in the American Revolutionary War and the European settlement of Pittsburgh. Inspect the interactive exhibits that shed light on the major events in the history of Fort Pitt. 

Consider the importance of the fort to the history of the Western Pennsylvania region as you examine the range of historic artifacts. Among the highlights are the carved powder horns and the daily objects of 18th-century Ohio Country. Gaze up at the life-size figures that represent historic communities. 

Embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the museum with a docent for a comprehensive overview of the museum’s two floors of displays. Try the scavenger hunt to tick off its hidden images as you see them in the exhibits. 

Head outside to enjoy the views of the river and get a closer look at the functional replica of a British cannon. Walk around this scenic area to see adjacent Fort Duquesne and the Point State Park Fountain. 

The museum first opened in 1969. It opens daily from morning until late afternoon. Purchase tickets and get reduced entry for seniors, students and kids. Toddlers enter for free. 

The Fort Pitt Museum is in the corner of the small peninsula at the point where the Monongahela River and the Allegheny River meet in Pittsburgh. Take the metro to the Gateway station and walk west for a couple of minutes to reach it. Make sure to see other sights in the neighborhood, such as Heinz Hall, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.

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