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The oldest building in The Burgh.

It’s not big but it’s worth taking a few shots and admiring this old structure. Unfortunately, it... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
jgbtravels
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Louisville, Kentucky
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The Point with a touch of history

The real attraction here is the Point. This place is a bonus. Unless you are an avid history buff... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Bob D
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Fort Pitt Block House was originally constructed in 1764 as a defensive redoubt for Fort Pitt, a key British fortification during the French and Indian War. As the Block House is the only surviving structure left of Fort Pitt, it holds much...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You decide. Viisit Point State Park and see the " Blockhouse". It's an important remnant of the time before our country was born. When the French and the British fought each other for possession of this very strategically important area. From here, whoever had possession...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Peg was a great host. Very informative and knowledgeable. It was interesting to see how the building has changed over the years.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We were wondering around Point State Park and went past the Fort Pitt Block House. Too bad it was chained and padlocked. I would have liked to get into it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

It’s not big but it’s worth taking a few shots and admiring this old structure. Unfortunately, it wasn’t open while we were there but still interesting. Fortunately it’s in Point State Park where you can stroll around to see where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The real attraction here is the Point. This place is a bonus. Unless you are an avid history buff, I would not recommend that you go out of your way for a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This little building, the oldest structure in Pittsburgh, is awesome! Gives you a real, tactile experience of what past eras were like, and it is free! You can stand up on the board steps and peer through the tiny holes the muskets were aimed out,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The blockhouse is right outside the Ft Pitt Museum at no charge for entry and is an well maintained structure from the past. The blockhouse is the focal point of “The Point State Park” and thus the sole remnant of Fort Pitt. The guide noted...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tommy599
Reviewed June 9, 2018

So much to see. The only remaing structure of Fort Pitt. Volunter was sitting inside and explains the history, construction, design, the use of the rifle platforms. Memorable stop to see the uniforms, weaponry, the view out the shooting window.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Definitely a pace to visit because of it's historical significance for Pittsburgh. The visit the museum next door to put it all in perspective.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kitty5466
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Quite interesting historical monument. Docent was very informative about history of the house and the area. Well preserved.

Date of experience: May 2018
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