Help Us Celebrate Our 250th Anniversary

The Fort Pitt Block House celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, 2014. As owners and stewards of Pittsburgh’s oldest authenticated structure, the Fort Pitt Society have planned a year-long, city-wide celebration for the Block House in recognition of this significant milestone.

Many activities and events will be held throughout 2014 to highlight the significance of the Block House in early Pittsburgh and American history and to celebrate the remarkable women who have worked tirelessly for more than 100 years to preserve and protect this historical treasure. For more information on Block House 250 and upcoming events, click here.

How can you get involved?


Plan Your Next Class Field Trip Today!

Every year the Fort Pitt Block House makes history come alive for thousands of local school children. Educational tours can be conducted for school groups ranging from second grade to graduate school. Students learn how the Block House was originally used as a defensive redoubt by standing on a reconstructed firing step and taking aim through the building’s gun loops. Guided tours of the site are tailored to the audience and offered by expert staff and knowledgeable volunteers. Small yet fact-filled exhibits are featured throughout the building, adding to the experience and taking visitors back in time in this one-of-a-kind historical landmark.

To schedule a tour or for more information, please call (412) 471-1764 or send an email by using the Contact Us page on this website. Hours of operation and directions to the Block House can be found here.

Other nearby attractions include the Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park. Tours of the Block House can easily be arranged to include tours of the museum and/or the park. Ask about these options when scheduling your field trip today!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Day of Giving 2014!

The Fort Pitt Block House will once again be participating in PittsburghGives’ Day of Giving, set for May 6, 2014.  On this day between 6:00 am and 12:00 am (midnight), all gifts made to the Block House through the PittsburghGives website are eligible to receive a portion of matching funds from the The Pittsburgh Foundation.  This 18-hour event is part of Give Local America, the national day for community foundations across the country.

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The Fort Pitt Block House is the City of Pittsburgh’s oldest architectural landmark, and since 1894 the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County have preserved and protected the Block House, keeping it free and open to the public.  Help us ensure that future generations can know and appreciate the important role our region played in early American history.  Your financial support is more important than ever.  Please help us spread the word about the Day of Giving!  For more information, click here.