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“Lots of Info”
Review of Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Museum
Ranked #35 of 176 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in a recreated bastion in Point State Park, this museum chronicles the history from early-French explorations to the beginning of Pittsburgh's industrial age.
Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lots of Info”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The museum is full of information. There are many artifacts that are interesting as well as a film about the history of the fort. Unfortunately, when I went the block house was closed so I can't review that aspect.

Visited September 2013
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History C, Public Relations Manager at Fort Pitt Museum, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your visit! The Fort Pitt Block House is not associated with the Fort Pitt Museum -- you can access their information and visiting hours here: http://www.fortpittblockhouse.com/. The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
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English first
Port St Lucie, FL
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Explore the Pittsburgh area thru several historical periods”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

LOTS to see here, and even tho I spent several hours, ran out of time to see everything. Great exhibits, dioramas, artifacts, and films on frontier settlement, fur trading, French and Indian War, Colonial Period, Revolutionary War in PA. My only complaint is that the layout is somewhat confusing, even with a floor map. It's adjacent to the Ft Pitt Blockhouse, which also merits a visit. On site of Point State Park, and there's a nice fountain and lovely view of the 3 rivers and city skyline. A great value at $5. Accessible by public transportation.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Quasimama
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Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Might want to avoid the guided tour”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Pretty good museum in a lovely setting. Lots of interesting exhibits that help bring to life the history of the area. You can self-guide through the museum, which will work fine. Or get a guided tour, which delivers more interesting information, but be aware that it's two hours long so don't do it unless you're ready to settle in for the afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank aLakeEffect
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Centreville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good, mall museum”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Good museum to see local history. Large enough to see the history go the area and small enough to be done in a relatively short period of time. Wish the last remaining piece of history on the grounds was open when we were there.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Regina S
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Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Cool Dioramas”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a small museum but worth a look for the interesting dioramas especially the one of the Fort Pitt trading post. Also covers history of the point's strategic location and history of French and Indian War.

Visited August 2013
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Thank rocknroll52
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