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.
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.
The museum will have extended hours and will be open until 6 p.m. on the following 2017 dates: June 2, June 3, June 4, June 9, June 10, and June 11.
Guided Museum Tours
July – August 2017 | Saturdays & Sundays | Times vary
Call the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284 for more information.
Join a volunteer or staff docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum, including the Fort Pitt diorama, the Trader’s Cabin, and the main exhibits on the second floor. Following the tour, visitors are encouraged to re-visit displays and exhibits to learn more about Fort Pitt and the French & Indian War and the American Revolution.
Tour Length: 1 Hour
Guided tours of the Fort Pitt Museum will be available twice each Saturday and Sunday from June through August. Please contact the museum directly or check the Fort Pitt Museum Facebook page for specific times each weekend.
- 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.
For more information about planning your next visit, please contact the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284.