Health & Safety
The Fort Pitt Museum is currently open to the public, 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fort Pitt Museum is open year-round except for closures on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
We will continue to follow the guidance of local and state health officials.
For more information on our enhanced health & safety procedures, please see below and visit our Health & Safety page.
New policies and procedures are now in place for the health and safety of our visitors and staff, including:
- Requiring face coverings at all times inside the museum, while it remains a recommendation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health;
- Operating at a reduced capacity (50%) and strongly encouraging all visitors and staff to practice social distancing (at least six feet apart at all times);
- Providing hand sanitizing stations for visitors at the museum entrance and throughout the building; and
- Regularly cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces (door handles, countertops, elevator buttons, etc.) and restrooms throughout the day.
Kids Receive Free Admission in November
The Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum will offer FREE admission for kids ages 17 and under this November, thanks to generous support from Howard Hanna Real Estate Services!
* Group tours and education programs not included. General admission only.
Timed tickets to the Fort Pitt Museum are now available for advance purchase online. Purchasing timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the door.
- 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
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Fort Pitt Museum is open year-round except for closures on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
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.
For more information about planning your next visit, please contact the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284.