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Fort Pitt Block House

601 Commonwealth Pl, Building C, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
+1 412-471-1764
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A small building with big history. The oldest building in Pittsburgh owned by the DAR who are... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Terry H
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Worth the stop

Free - except for parking- which you pay for everywhere in Pittsburgh. Interesting site. Oldest... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
dmc42467
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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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601 Commonwealth Pl, Building C, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
+1 412-471-1764
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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

1  Thank Terry H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Free - except for parking- which you pay for everywhere in Pittsburgh. Interesting site. Oldest structure in Pittsburgh.

Thank dmc42467
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Nice photo opportunity at oldest house in town. Admission is free. The whole park is nice to walk around. Make sure to go to Fort Pitt Museum if you have the time. Nice city views.

Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

On a whim my travel companion and I decided to stick our heads in here to see what this was about. We were pleasantly surprised with the history, artifacts and their relation to the area. I could have spent another hour enjoying and reading if...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This small building is all that’s left of the 17th century fort. It’s free to visit and packed with interesting historical illustrations and facts inside; my favorite were the various high water marks for floods over the last two centuries. It’s amazing how use of...More

Thank Wanderlust777
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Tucked away in the modern city is this small piece of history from the days of the revolution. Cool to say you were in the oldest house in town. Take a look inside, takes about 10 minutes, small but interesting.

Thank Philosophyguru
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The oldest building in Pittsburgh with amazing historical artifacts! Can see how important this was to surviving Indians Ned the British Durant both French and Indian and Revolutionary war! Worth the trip!

Thank fjmccarl
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Free! And if you're lucky Peg will be the docent in charge. She's a wealth of knowledge and dispenses it in an engaging way. There's a lot to learn in this little brick building in the middle of the park - next to the main...More

Thank MSH444
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Fort Pitt Block House is small and only takes a few minutes to visit the one room. It's the history that matters. It's the oldest structure in Pittsburgh and most of the building is original. There are some artifacts to see but this is...More

Thank Jackbear
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

i don't know how long this has been closed but i was very disappointed that it was. i can't say much more about something that i didn't get to see but they want 100 letters?

1  Thank maryellab1
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