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Fort Pitt Block House

101 Commonwealth Place , Point State Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 | (412) 281–9284
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4 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments
Ages: Ages 8 — adult
Cost: $
Hours of operation: Wed-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:30pm

Housed in the Monongahela Bastion, the museum is devoted to the frontier period of local history and contains numerous displays and exhibits on the area's historic impact

4 Reviews for Fort Pitt Block House

August 04 2012
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"Good for older kids"

This museum provides great history and how Fort Pitt came to be at the point where the 3 rivers join. The exhbits show the trade and battles of the French, English, and Native Americans. If you have little ones, there is nothing to hold the interest of younger set, nothing hands on. Did not take us long to cover whole museum, less than an hour.

January 10 2011
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"great for adults"

I personally really enjoyed this museum. As a history buff I was really excited to learn more about the history of Pittsburgh with regards to its creation and role in the revolutionary war. We went with my father (early 50s) husband and son (20 months). It really held no interest at all for my son. There is nothing here for toddlers. My husband pretty much chased him around while my dad and I explored. Outside there is a nice green space where the fort was and near the meeting of the three rivers. My son did enjoy walking around where the fort was, but other than that it really is a place for adults and maybe enjoyable for history oriented older kids, not much for little kids.

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December 23 2010
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We went there when my mother decided to visit. There is so much to see and the history is amazing. We ran out of time to see everything, which was sad, but we got to walk along the park and see all the beauty. Would love to go back when we have time to visit longer.  

December 23 2010
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"Fun with the Family"

The British occupied Fort Pitt until 1772, when the Americans took over. In the Fort Pitt Blockhouse and Fort Pitt Museum, you can view exhibits that describe the city when it was America’s western frontier.

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