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Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh

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  • Small, but interesting museum in the heart of Pittsburgh. Worth a visit if you're in the area, but I wouldn't travel to see it. 
  • This is a cute museum to learn about some local history. Very informative and interesting. The Fort Pitt Block House is the only thing left standing. But they have outlines of where the old Fort was. ...  more »
  • My husband and I visited for several days and I discovered this wonderful museum. My husband has an insatiable appetite for history. His passion is anything French. This wonderfully organized museum m...  more »
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  • A bit small but a good way to kill an hour or two. Learnt a lot about the Pittsburgh area and it's history. Nice to know!
  • 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 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.
  • 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!