Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

110 Federal Park Rd.
Gallitzin, PA 16641- Map It
Phone: (814) 886-6150

AAA Editor Notes

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is off US 22 Gallitzin exit, following signs. Considered to be a 19th-century technological wonder, this site employed a series of inclined planes for transporting trains and canal boats over the Allegheny Mountains. Models, exhibits and artifacts depict its significance as a critical link in westward travel and trade. An 1830s tavern, the Skew Arch Bridge, Incline Plane No. 6 and stone railroad ties can still be seen. Interpretive programs are offered in summer. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center daily 9-5, mid-Apr. to mid-Nov.; Fri.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year; closed winter federal holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.