Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh

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  • We enjoyed visiting the Point State Park- but especially enjoyed the museum. The docent tour was great!! We learned a lot about the history of Pittsburgh. It's a small museum- and you can easily do it...  more »
  • We were very impressed by the displays at Fort Pitt, which divided up information about British, French, Colonial, and Indian relationships before and during the revolution into easily digestible chun...  more »
  • Was OK, but not spectacular. There was a lot of space and a lot of content but very repetitious. I understand continuity, but could be done on one floor. I guess for some reason I had hoped for a litt...  more »
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  • This place is great! True and interesting facts about Pittsburgh and if you live in Pittsburgh you should go and check it out! The guided tours are great and our tour guide Mrs. Hutchison was knowledgeable and fun!!
  • Nice museum set right in point state park. Even the kids liked it. They have a scavenger hunt gor them
  • Awesome. Collects together, with interpretive displays and re-inactors, the history of the immediate region and the global war going on at the time between 3 empires, the Iroquois, the French, and the British. This was a strategic spot at the confluence of the 3 rives, and hotly contested. The Virginia militia started to build a blockhouse here, but were politely told to get our by the French. Fort Duquesne was the target of the ill-fated Braddock expedition from Fort Cumberland. Teh fort was finally taken by a British expedition from Fort Bedford, lead by Forbes. Besides the history, just a great place to hand out, see the city sky lines, the incline working, and the river boats. Walkable.
  • Very nice facility. Odd rules regarding picture taking. Small but well maintained.
  • It's not a very big museum; most of the exhibits, which are done well, are on the entry-level floor, which is fairly spacious. Its all about the history of Fort Pitt and the Native Americans that had already been living in that area of what is now Pittsburgh. There are stairs and an elevator to a second floor, but it just contains a room where you can watch movies about the history of Fort Pitt, etc. I didn't get to do that. There was a nice activity when I visited where you could make a necklace or bracelet from beads on a leather cord, Native American-style. The activity was free. I'm not sure if those kinds of activities are offered all the time. There's also a small gift shop with mostly books and t-shirts and other little knick knacks for sale. You can also get a guided tour in the museum about the history of Fort Pitt.

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