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

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.


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

What to See at the Fort Pitt Museum

The Pittsburgh, Virginia exhibition will focus on the turbulent events of 1774, when the two colonies fought for control of Pittsburgh, while Lord Dunmore’s War put the fate of the Ohio Country and all of its inhabitants at stake.

Discover the pivotal role of our region in the French & Indian War, American Revolution, and Early Republic.

Ever wonder what Pittsburgh was like in its earliest years? Descriptions from historical figures, combined with images and objects from the period, paint a picture of a diverse, and constantly changing, community.

Explore daily life for 18th century residents of the Ohio Country.

From 1754 to today, Fort Pitt has shaped the course of American and world history as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.

Experience the sights and sounds of an 18th century frontier fort during Living History events at the Fort Pitt Museum.