Located at the tip of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark for the role it played during the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the nation's expansion into the Northwest Territory in the late 18th century. The park contains the Fort Pitt Museum which is devoted to the frontier period of our nation's history with a primary focus of western Pennsylvania and the Ohio River valley. The museum contains outstanding exhibits and artifacts relating to this period of history and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fort Pitt Blockhouse is the oldest authentic building in Western Pennsylvania. Built by Colonel Henry Bouquet in 1764, it is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wed. - Sun. The park also contains an impressive water fountain, paved promenades along the riverfront and overlooks with dramatic views of the city, waterways and hillside scenery.