Free event,

Fourth at the Fort

Jul 4, 2024 - Jul 4, 2024 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Pitt Museum
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for an Independence Day celebration of historic proportions.

The Fort Pitt Museum will kick off Fourth of July festivities in Pittsburgh with its annual Fourth at the Fort event in Point State Park. At 1 p.m., Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts, and local veterans will help raise a 36-foot American flag. The ceremony will commence in the Fort Pitt Block House yard, thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, owners of the Fort Pitt Block House – the oldest building in the region.

Following the flag raising ceremony, visitors can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations and tour an exact replica of George Washington’s Revolutionary War tent, on loan from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

Experience the boom of the museum’s replica British six-pounder cannon and enjoy immersive 18th-century military music throughout the day.

This program is part of Civic Season, presented in partnership with Smithsonian and the History Made By Us national coalition, and the History Center initiative, America 101.

America 101 engages the public to learn American history through public programs, special exhibitions, digital learning tools, and educational curriculum.

America 101 is supported by Nimick Forbesway Foundation.


Admission to the Fourth at the Fort event is free, but regular admission applies to enter the Fort Pitt Museum and access its exhibitions.

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