101 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The land on which the Point is situated is a central point for the region today and has been for over 200 years. At these “Forks of the Ohio”, the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers come together to form the Ohio River. This was a strategic point for the British and French, who were battling it out for control of the interior prior to the American Revolution. The 36-acre park now features walking paths and scenic views, but was once the site of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, as well as the Blockhouse (built in 1764, the oldest building in Western Pennsylvania.) Due to its central location, Point State Park is the site of many citywide events throughout the year, including the Regatta, Marathon and Fourth of July Celebration.