Join the Fort Pitt Museum, boy scouts, and local veterans to help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag in Point State Park, beginning at 1 p.m. 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.
Watch museum staff symbolically lower a British ensign and help raise a 36-foot, 13-star Garrison flag, one of several early patterns that may have flown over Fort Pitt during the American Revolution. The ceremony will conclude with the singing of the National Anthem.
Following the patriotic flag raising ceremony, enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations.
Throw tomahawks, learn about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution, and see costumed interpreters reenact 18th-century life at Fort Pitt.
This event is supported by Fort Pitt Capital Group.
The ceremony and living history programming are free and open to the public. The Tomahawk Toss is $5 for five minutes of throwing.
As part of the event, all veterans will receive free admission to the Fort Pitt Museum on Sunday, July 4.
The Fort Pitt Museum thanks the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the use of the Fort Pitt Block House grounds and for its care, promotion, and historic interpretation of Block House history.