Fort Pitt Museum is an indoor/outdoor museum that interprets for citizens and visitors the strategic importance of the "Forks of the Ohio" during key periods when forces struggled for control of North America and during the subsequent founding and development of the city of Pittsburgh.
Fort Pitt was built in 1759 and named in honor of British statesman William Pitt (1708-1768). It was decommissioned in 1774.
The museum is located in Point State Park. A key part of the city’s famous renaissance, Point State Park is literally where Pittsburgh began, as Fort Pitt. Portions of the original fort remain.
It is at “The Point” where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers meet to form the mighty Ohio River. The park’s defining characteristic is the Point Fountain. At its center, the fountain shapes 9,000 gallons of water into a spout 225 feet high.
The museum is run by the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A parking garage is located near the entrance of the park at Gateway Center. For information, call (412) 765-1938.