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Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh

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4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • This was such an interesting museum, right at Point State Park, and the Ohio River where it forks. An integral part of the westward expansion and the French and Indian War. Interactive things for kids...  read more »
  • After living in the Pittsburgh area all of my 52 years I finally made it to the Fort Pitt Museum. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a very nice museum. Not too big not too small. You'll probably spend...  read more »
  • This museum gives a fascinating in-depth history of the early relations between the Native Americans, the French and the English. 
  • Became Pres. of Ft.Pitt.Mus.Assoc.Inc. while Robert Trombett was Curaror. We eo r ked together from 1875 to 1981 to administer the State $1.5M Bicentennial Grant. We made the Ft.Pitt.Mus. a dynasmic museum of fine arts from Pittsburgh's Colonial times through the Revolutionary War through the beginning of of our Nation when Pittsburgh WA the Gateway to the West. We vastly expanded the Ft.Pitt.Mus.Assoc.Inc. into a w-pronged support group of almost 3,00 members equally suppoting the Mus., the Assoc. programs, & the truly huge expansion of re-enactors. The Assoc. helped Staff the Mis. as volunteers & initiated an inside the Mus. living history program where members of the 60th Reg't. of Foote, 1st Btn., His Majesty's Royal Americans, make the static display galeries "come to life' on Saturdays & Sundays during the Soring-Summer-Fall campaigning Season on those weekends when the Regiment is performing in garrison at the Monogahela [The museum is in this re stored bastion.], Music, & Allegheny Bastions.
  • Wonderful museum that offers a look back at the history of Pittsburgh and it's military upbringing. Make sure to see the Blockhouse, the oldest building in Pittsburgh! The 1st floor exhibits seemed a little sparse, but the upstairs was a pleasant surprise, offering a glimpse of the Native American involvement in the area, as well as the battles over the land from the English, French, and Native Americans. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in history!
  • It's a great way to get out of the sun at Point State Park for a few hours and learn about Native American and American colonial history. It's cheap and you can easily spend 3-4 hours reading everything they have on display. They have a few spots where there are manipulatives, great for kids to learn about history. If you love history, and don't know much about early life on the frontier, or if you have no idea why the French and Indian War was the precursor and largely the cause of the American Revolution, this place will help you understand. Built on the foundations of the "Music Bastion" of Fort Pitt. It's awesome!
  • Nice museum. And a great way to beat the heat of summer and enjoy some history. Nearby in the park you can trace the outline of the old Fort. But today little of it still stands. Just the blockhouse infront of this museum.
  • It's a nice little set-up to stop in to when your down in town. Simple, grab something to on 7th Avenue and walk to the point. Once you get to the point you can spend some time at the museum and the point itself. phew. Off topic. Anyways... The museum is a nice restrained showcase of early (as the name suggests) Fort Pitt history.
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