Point State Park

Local namePoint State Park
LocationPittsburgh, USA

Point State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 36 acres in Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River.

Built on land acquired via eminent domain from industrial enterprises in the 1950s, the park opened in August 1974 when construction was completed on its iconic fountain. Pittsburgh settled on the current design after rejecting an alternative plan for a Point Park Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The park also includes the outlines and remains of two of the oldest structures in Pittsburgh, Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne.

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Opening hours

Point State Park is free and open to the public.

Fort Pitt Museum:
Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.

Admission

Only the Fort Pitt Museum located within the park does charge admission fees.

Adults: $7
Senior Citizens (62+): $6
Students with a valid school ID: $3.50
Children ages 6-17: $3.50
Children ages 5 and under: Free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_State_Park

Official website http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/state_parks/p/point.htm

Email parkregion2sp@state.pa.us

Phone +1 412 471 0235

Address 101 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

Coordinates 40°26'30.286" N -80°0'37.872" E

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