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Fort Pitt Museum closed for updating, maintence


The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will temporarily close for exhibition maintenance and updating. The museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The closure will allow the Fort Pitt Museum staff to prepare for a robust schedule of activities in 2017, including a new exhibition on 18th century powder horns, a display featuring works by the late Pittsburgh artist Nat Youngblood, weekly living history programs, school outreach, scout workshops, and much more.

Curators will also clean the Fort Pitt Museum’s iconic 1750s diorama of the Point and update several lifelike museum figures on display throughout two floors of exhibition space.

An affordable family-friendly cultural experience in the region, the Fort Pitt Museum attracted more than 50,000 visitors in 2016. Last summer, the museum’s weekly living history events featured colonial re-enactors performing musket demonstrations, live music, and special firings of an 18th century British six-pounder replica cannon.

Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $4 for retired and active military, and $3.50 for students with a valid ID and children ages 6-17. Children under 5 and History Center members get in free.


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