Fourth at the Fort

Date & Time
Thursday, Jul. 4, 2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ticketing Included with Museum Admission

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for a historic Independence Day celebration. 

The Fort Pitt Museum will host its annual Fourth at the Fort event in Point State Park on Thursday, July 4. At 1 p.m., Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts, and local veterans will help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag.

The ceremony will commence in the Fort Pitt Block House yard, thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, owners of the Fort Pitt Block House – the oldest building in the region.

Following the patriotic flag raising ceremony, visitors can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations, cannon-firing, and 18th-century martial music.

This program is part of Civic Season, presented in partnership with Smithsonian and the History Made By Us national coalition, and the History Center initiative, America 101.

America 101 engages the public to learn American history through public programs, special exhibitions, digital learning tools, and educational curriculum.

America 101 is supported by Nimick Forbesway Foundation.


Admission to the Fourth at the Fort event is free, but regular admission applies to enter the Fort Pitt Museum and access its exhibitions.