Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh

4.3
#13 of 26 in Museums in Pittsburgh
Step back in time to Pittsburgh’s birthplace at the Fort Pitt Museum. Discover the world-shaping events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania.
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  • So much of American history happened in this small area. The museum is a favorite for kids with great displays. There were also characters in costume reenacting how to load muskets and various weapons...  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit. Not too big but you can easily spend 2 hours here to read and see the very interesting history of this place and area. It's not expensive to visit it I believe $ 8.5 I recommend to visit it if you are around there! It's also nice to understand on which ground you are walking if you go for a walk to the point where the fountain currently is located.
  • It's fun to live in a town that has this kind of history. A French Indian War era fort, which still contains the oldest standing building west of the Appalachians. It's not the largest museum by any stretch. I think my wife and I went through in about an hour. You can probably stretch that to two hours, depending on how much you want to read. It's really that "kind" of museum, which I don't mean in any disparaging way. They have a lot of cool artifacts, including plenty of weapons from the era, which I find fascinating. They lack the kind of large visual displays that many bigger museums have. Sure they have some wax statue, scene style displays, but a lot of what is here is here to read. I'm into history and like to learn, but I you should know going in that this is a history buff's museum.

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