Point State Park

Pennsylvania

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Point State Park at night, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Point State Park at night showing outline of Fort Duquesne and fountain at the point; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Photo by Brook Ward/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution).

Point State Park

Point State Park is located where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form the Ohio in downtown Pittsburgh. Called simply "Point Park" locally, the 36-acre park preserves the historic heritage of the area; Fort Duquesne stood on this spot (taken over by the British in 1758 and renamed Fort Pitt); strategic during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763).

Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.

Pennsylvania

Images

Outline of Fort Duquesne / Fort Pitt; Point State Park, Pittsburgh PA  Photo by Jaime Dillen-Seibel/Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution/no derivative works).

Outline of Fort Duquesne / Fort Pitt at Point State Park

Fort Duquesne marker at Point Park; Pittsburgh  Photo by Brent Moore/Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Fort Duquesne marker at Point State Park in Pittsburgh PA