Fort Pitt Field Trips
The Fort Pitt Museum offers guided and self-guided field trips for students. A reservation is required for all school-based visits to the Fort Pitt Museum.
For questions, please contact Living History Coordinator, Justin Meinert, at 412-454-6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Trip Experiences
Outposts of Empire
Learn how Pittsburgh began by exploring the conflict over the forks of the Ohio River between the British, French, and Indians during the 18th century. Students will explore the timeline of the French & Indian War and participate in hands-on activities related to life at Fort Pitt, which may include a cannon, musket, or marching drill. Students will also learn about the fur trade that made Fort Pitt, and the Point, a major trading post between Europeans and Indians in a recreated fur trading cabin.
Time: 1-2 hours
Minimum: 10 students
Cost: $6 per student | There is one free chaperone included with every 10 students. $5 per additional adult chaperone.
Self-Guided Field Trip
Please note that self-guided tours must still be arranged in advance. They require an arrival and departure time for scheduling.
Cost:$5 per student | There is one free chaperone included with every 10 students. $4 per additional adult chaperone.
The Fort Pitt Museum offers a $3 gift bag to visiting school groups. The bag contains an arrowhead, postcard, and Fort Pitt pencil. If you would like to get gift bags for your students, please ask to add them to your tour confirmation when booking your tour. Bags must be ordered at least 30 days prior to your tour.