AAA Editor Notes
Fort Pitt Museum, 601 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.
Guided tours are available.