250th Anniversary of Fort Pitt Block House


Join the 250th Anniversary of Pittsburgh’s Oldest Landmark, the Fort Pitt Block House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 in Point State Park.

This event is held once every 50 years.

The Fort Pitt Block House is the only surviving structure of Fort Pitt; built in 1764 by British Army to defend against Native American Indian attacks.

The block House is a national Historic Landmark and the oldest Pre-Revolutionary War building remaining on its original site in Western Pennsylvania.

In the 1890s, Pittsburgh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution/Fort Pitt Society saved the Block House from industrial destruction. DAR restored the Block House and opened it as a museum offering free admission to the public for more than a century.

The Fort Pitt Block House, which is older than the Declaration of Independence, is lone witness to 250 years of history and chance in Pittsburgh. If only it could speak.

Northside Chronicle Town Hall Subscription