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Fort Pitt Museum

601 Commonwealth Pl, Building B, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1213
+1 412-281-9284
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The museum is small but interesting. The material is mostly text, so if you bring kids they need to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MarieIC
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
Nice small museum focusing on Pittsburgh history

Small museum with a very good history lesson on the area. Self guided with good displays, video... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Twinaisle
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Seattle WA
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • 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"
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"point state park"
in 23 reviews
"revolutionary war"
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"block house"
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"early history"
in 7 reviews
"trading post"
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"life size dioramas"
in 3 reviews
"love history"
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"lots of interesting exhibits"
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"strategic point"
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"first floor"
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"history buff"
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"a small gift shop"
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"better understanding"
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"docent tour"
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"heinz history center"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museum with a very good history lesson on the area. Self guided with good displays, video presentations - a good overview of the area. As it is on the smaller size - could get a little crowded on weekends and when the weather is...More

Thank Twinaisle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has some great history information however the museum is pretty small so dont plan a whole day around it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this little museum of course we are history lovers so take that into account. Point State Park is recommended along with this little gem. Definitely worth a look see.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Although it’s quite small compared to the Heinz History Museum, it’s filled with interesting information and exhibits for all ages! The museum is located where Fort Pitt once stood before and during the American Revolution. I arrived at the museum to discover that it was...More

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Located right at Point State Park, where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers join to form the Ohio, this museum introduces the visitor to Pittsburgh's rich history. This is the spot on which George Washington decided to build a fort to support the British and Americans...More

Thank Judith A
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

After exploring the terrific Point State park we entered this not so big but good museum. I must admit the prime reason was to heat as it was freezing -15'C outside at the beginning of Jan. Nevertheless, the museum was nice and educative to learn...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This museum situated virtually under one of Pittsburgh's roadways offers a great history of the area and how Pittsburgh help to build a nation. Its diorama provided a great perspective. The exhibits showing life during the period which is informative and fun.

Thank kmont97755
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This well laid out museum describes in detail the military and pioneer history of Pittsburgh. With dioramas, reproductions, and videos, the colorful history of this military and commercial outpost come to life and bring a better understanding of the progress of America as we moved...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Another must see...a hidden treasure! Rich in history, beautiful exhibits, friendly staff and low cost.

Thank terry1232017
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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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