Visit

The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.

The strategic location of the fort – at the Forks of the Ohio River – helped to shape the course of American and world history.

First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the Fort Pitt Museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania.

Through interactive exhibitions, life-like historical figures, and recently added artifacts, visitors will learn the important role our region played in shaping the United States.

Step back in time and learn about the importance of Fort Pitt with museum director Alan Gutchess.

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Hours

The Fort Pitt Museum is open year-round except for closures on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission

  • Adults: $8
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $7
  • Retired & Active Duty Military: Receive $2 off of admission
  • Students with a valid school ID: $4.50
  • Children ages 6-17: $4.50
  • Children ages 5 and under: Free
  • History Center Members: Free

Visitors to Fort Pitt Museum can present proof of admission at the Senator John Heinz History Center and receive half-price admission. Offer valid same day only.

Location

The Fort Pitt Museum is located in historic Point State Park.

Fort Pitt Museum
601 Commonwealth Place
Building B
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-9284

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Contact

For more information about planning your next visit, please contact the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284.