Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fort Pitt Block House

Another cool part of the Point State Park is the Fort Pitt Block House.  It is one of the historic landmark at this  beautiful park.  It is located  in the heart of the park and is open year-round and the great thing is that, it's free-admission.  You will learn its history  which is interpreted through on-site educators, period artifacts, digital presentations, and exhibits.
This block house was built in 1764, the Fort Pitt Block House is all that remains of Fort Pitt, one of the largest and most elaborate British forts in North America and a key defense during the French and Indian War.  I never knew these facts until I went inside this block house.
According to the information, the Block House has stood in its same location for nearly 250 years.  It has become the  witness to Pittsburgh's history as a frontier fort, large industrial center and leading modern city.
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Adjacent to it is the Fort Pitt Museum which we did not go to.  We are reserving this for another time.
Thanks to historical  parks like this, it's one of those places I love taking my kids because they learned so much about history.  A lot of people are trying to erase history by  removing landmarks and statues  which I think is wrong.  Soon, the young generation will not be able to tell their children what transpired in history.  I hope that museum will stay.
This park is really a gem  in the middle of the  city.  If you are visiting Pittsburgh, I highly recommend this  place to explore.  The Carnegie Science Center is also a great place for  all ages to visit.

20 comments:

  1. I agree that history should not be erased! I love parks like this where you can have fun and learn a few historical things at the same time.

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  2. I love visiting historical places like this with my family! Here in Boston, we have a TON of history!

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  3. Visiting historical places is something we enjoy doing as a family. So neat to learn about our history and actually see the art of the new ast

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  4. I'm a big fan of historical buildings and locations. We always try to include one on every vacation.

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  5. This is the perfect addition to our Homeschooling History Class if it was close enough for us to visit.Because both my husband and son love visiting these types of places.

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  6. You all travel so much it is so cool. We do a lot of traveling but I don't think we do nearly enough and reading all your posts I know I don't. This place looks very cool to check out.

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  7. Our kids like exploring historical areas around here. It's a fun learning experience.

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  8. This sounds like a place a history buff would enjoy. I see from the photo there's a bridge on the property, I bet there's a nice view of the water from there.

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  9. It is great that these historic structures are still standing and our kids can observe them and learn about our country's past. I would love to visit there if we get to Pittsburgh.

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  10. There isn't much history in the parks where I live unfortunately. We used to take the kids to these type of historical places when they were small...great learning!

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  11. Taking the kids to places like this definitely helps with their learning. It's a nice play to go to during the summer. I'm sure they'll have a great time exploring as well.

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  12. We love tying in history with our vacations. We also love checking out forts.

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  13. I love making stops for learning about history while traveling. It is always fun and we all learn something. This looks like a great stop.

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  14. History should never be erased. This is truly a gem. Would love to visit this summer with the family.

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  15. This looks like a really nice park to visit! I love the history involved.

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  16. What a great way to incorporate learning into your vacation. We love visiting museums and historical sites while on vacation. Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time.

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  17. Mg hubby and I are bug fans if historical sites and learning from it. I definitely need to mention this to him so we can check it out with our son. History is what helps us grow and enrichen our lives.

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  18. Visiting historical sites is our thing, its like a learning history and having a great work out because its a lot of exploring. What a great site to visit with family.

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  19. I think its nice that you visit historical sites as a family. Exploring is so much fun and you'll have memories to share for a lifetime. Your son will probably want to have the same adventures when he has a family.

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  20. Wow what an amazing piece of history! I can’t imagine seeing a building that’s been standing for over 250 years. That’s so cool.

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