The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff remains our top priority. In compliance with the recommendations of local and state officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Detre Library & Archives will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice.  

All public programs originally scheduled through April 30 are either postponed or canceled. This is a fluid situation, so please continue to follow our website and social media platforms for the most up-to-date information on our museums and programs.

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 Fort Pitt Museum will temporarily close from Jan. 1 – 31, 2020 for exhibition upgrades and maintenance. It will re-open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Guided Museum Tours

June – August | Saturdays & Sundays | 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Call the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284 for more information.

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum, featuring the Fort Pitt diorama, the Trader’s Cabin, and the main exhibits on the museum’s second floor. Following the tour, visitors are encouraged to re-visit displays and exhibits to learn more about Fort Pitt, the French & Indian War, and the American Revolution.

Tour Length: 1 Hour


  • 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.


The Fort Pitt Museum is located in historic Point State Park.

Fort Pitt Museum
601 Commonwealth Place
Building B
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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