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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 11 July 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 25 June 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 22 September 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 14 August 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 11 July 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 25 June 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 24 June 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 20 June 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 10 June 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
Thank M-F_Trackers
Reviewed 29 May 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 26 May 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
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A small building with big history. The oldest building in Pittsburgh owned by the DAR who are credited with fighting the 1800s railroad monopoly to save the blockhouse. The attendant was friendly & loaded with facts & info about the original fort. Fun & informative...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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