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 and the park is home to the Fort Pitt Museum.
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 park is daily, sunrise to 11:00 p.m. (weather permitting). For information on the museum, call (412) 281-9285.
A parking garage is located near the entrance of the park at Gateway Center. For information, call (412) 765-1938.