Artillery at Fort Pitt

In addition to the numerous original weapons on display at the Fort Pitt Museum, visitors can also get a close-up look at a fully functioning replica of a British six-pounder cannon.

Of all the guns that kept watch over Fort Pitt, the light six-pounder—named for the weight of the cast iron projectile it fired—was the most common. Able to fire both round and grape shot, its lightweight bronze barrel also made it extremely agile on the battlefield. Just over two years old, our replica was made using the best available research, materials and period construction techniques, including completely hand forged iron hardware.

On designated weekends throughout the year visitors to the museum can witness this magnificent gun roar into action as the Fort Pitt Museum cannon crew brings 18th century artillery techniques to life.

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