Fort Pitt Museum

101 Commonwealth Pl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222- Map It
(412) 281-9284

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Pitt Museum, 101 Commonwealth Pl. in Point State Park, focuses on the early history of western Pennsylvania from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s. Exhibits illustrate the initial struggle between three groups, the French, English and Native Americans, who fought to lay claim to the region. Artifacts, dioramas, audiovisual presentations and computer simulations depict such events as the French and Indian War, Pontiac's Rebellion, the Revolutionary War, the early Native American wars in Ohio and Pittsburgh's early development as the “Gateway to the West.” The museum is in a reproduction of one of the original bastions. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$7; $6 (ages 62+); $4 (retired and active military); $3.50 (ages 6-17 and students with ID).
Hours: Daily 10-5; closed major holidays except Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.