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Fort Pitt Museum Currently Open

The Fort Pitt Museum is currently open.

You can always experience the museum through virtual exhibition tours, family activities, podcasts, curator videos, thousands of historic images, and much more on the History Center’s History at Home online hub 

Please click here for more information: Your Health & Safety – COVID-19

Tickets

Timed tickets to the Fort Pitt Museum are available for advance purchase online when the museum is open. Purchasing timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the door.

Tickets

Visiting the Heinz History Center? Purchase tickets online.
Visiting Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village? Purchase tickets online.

DESIGNATED HOURS FOR HIGH-RISK VISITORS

To help protect high-risk members of our community, the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum will designate every Thursday from 10 a.m. to Noon as special hours for visitors age 62 and older, visitors with disabilities, or those who are immunocompromised.  During these hours, the museums will focus on providing a comfortable experience for these vulnerable guests. The museums will open to the general public at Noon on Thursdays. While visitor services staff will not be checking IDs for age confirmation, we ask that other guests respect these dedicated hours.

TEACHER APPRECIATION IN MAY

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and to thank all educators for their important work during a difficult year, the History Center and its family of museums will offer FREE admission for teachers during the month of May.  

All educators, including grades K-12 and college, with a valid teacher ID are eligible to receive free admission to the Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village from May 1-31. 

Hours & Admission

Hours

The Fort Pitt Museum is open 361 days a year and closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

  • Fort Pitt Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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 Heinz History Center to receive reduced admission. Offer valid same- and next-day only. The admission fee paid at Fort Pitt will be applied toward regular admission at the History Center.

Additionally, visitors paying full admission at the History Center can present proof of admission to receive free same- and next-day admission at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Contact

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

Driving Directions

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

Google Maps: Fort Pitt Museum

Driving Directions

From the EAST

Take I-376 West to the Stanwix Street exit. Turn left at the light onto Fort Pitt Boulevard and bear right onto Commonwealth Place. Parking is available at the aforementioned local lots. The Fort Pitt Museum is located in Point State Park just beyond and to the left of the portal bridge.

From the SOUTH and WEST

From the south and west, take I-279 North through the Fort Pitt Tunnels and across the Fort Pitt Bridge. Take the Boulevard of the Allies exit and make a right at the light onto Commonwealth Place. Parking is available at the aforementioned local lots. The Fort Pitt Museum is located in Point State Park just beyond and to the left of the portal bridge.

From the NORTH

From the north take I-279 South across the Fort Duquesne Bridge. Take the I-376 East exit then take the Stanwix Street Exit on the left. Make a left at the light onto Fort Pitt Boulevard and bear right at the Y onto Commonwealth Place. Parking is available at the aforementioned local lots. The Fort Pitt Museum is located in Point State Park just beyond and to the left of the portal bridge.

Parking

A variety of metered parking spaces are available downtown. Additional parking locations are also available, including:

Boulos Parking Lot
601 Commonwealth Place
$13 all day, $7 on weekends

Gateway Parking Garage
320 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Rates may vary.

Stanwix Street Garage
11 Stanwix Street
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Wood-Allies Garage
114 Boulevard of the Allies
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Monongahela Parking Wharf
1 Fort Pitt Boulevard
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Fort Duquesne and Sixth Avenue
126 Sixth Avenue
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Third Avenue Garage
238 Fourth Avenue
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Wood-Allies Garage
228 Boulevard of the Allies
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Smithfield Liberty Garage
629 Smithfield Street
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