School Field Trips

Watch this video to preview what you will see and learn on your trip to the Fort Pitt Block House.

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

Watch this video to learn more about the Fort Pitt Block House – a witness to Pittsburgh’s history as a frontier fort, large industrial center and now, leading modern city. Gifted to the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1894, it has remained free and open to visitors as a historic site for over a century.