Health & Safety

Following an extended closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Pitt Museum is now open to the public as of Wednesday, July 1.

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.


Tickets to the Fort Pitt Museum are available 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.



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.