Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh

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#13 of 25 in Museums in Pittsburgh
Step back in time to Pittsburghโ€™s birthplace at the Fort Pitt Museum. Discover the world-shaping events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania.
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  • Another must see...a hidden treasure! Rich in history, beautiful exhibits, friendly staff and low cost.  more »
  • The history of "the Point" in Pittsburgh really begins here. This building simply lays it all out for you to enjoy and learn. There is something for every age. We are looking forward to returning so t...  more »
  • As a history lover I like this place! Although it's a small building with limited (small) space for the history & stories for this lovely city. I walked there and it took some effort to find it with G...  more »
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  • Somehow both succinct and exhaustive, they also manage to have great interactives for everyone and a solid historical narrative. An excellent museum and well worth the very reasonable ticket price.
  • Nice little museum that gives a good overview of the early history of the area and of The Point. Building exterior is constructed to give a hint of what a section of the wall of Ft. Pitt was once like. Through the exhibits you will learn how the area was of strategic importance in the years when France and England and their various Native American allies were vying for control of the region and its trade routes and how it traded hands over time. Hard to comprehend this urban area as a wilderness outpost but this museum does a good job of helping one visualize that time.
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  • This is a nice Museum that provides insights on parts of history that are usually overlooked. However, depictions of particular events in the Fort Pitt Museum easily fall under "History Revisionism". A Museum's purpose should be to always provide the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I would still recommend you paying a visit to the Fort Pitt Museum; provided you keep an open-mind while consuming the contents (specifically on how the Native Americans' reaction to the events); Whitewashing History always makes you feel cheated out of it
  • I stopped in one day on my way to work, from what I saw it looked like a great place to spend the afternoon learning all there is to learn about that time period. Perhaps once the weather gets warmer.
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