Please be aware that part of the public area loop has been closed until further notice as the park starts preparatory efforts for this summer's paving project on the Picnic Area Road.
There are many ways for children and families to enjoy your National Park.
Ask at the information desk for a copy of the park Junior Ranger book for a fun guide to the story of the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
For an on-line copy of the Junior Ranger book, click here.
We welcome your scout troop to Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. Scouts can participate in the Junior Ranger program or participate in a self-guided tour of the park. For more information, contact (814) 886-6150.
Did You Know?
In 1834, a passenger on the Portage wrote that the engine houses appeared "like fairy castles seated on the tops of lofty hills, and shaded and surrounded by towering oaks and hemlocks". Today, a new generation of hemlock, Pennsylvania's state tree, survives in Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS.