• Photo of Lemon House, Level #6, and Engine House on a beautiful summer day.

    Allegheny Portage Railroad

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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  • Picnic Area Road Paving Project

    The park picnic area will be closed from 10/6/2014-10/10/2014 for repaving. The picnic area is schedule to reopen on 10/11/2014. Check back for more updates.

For Kids

Children working on a craft project during a park program.

Arts and Crafts during a program.


There are many ways for children and families to enjoy your National Park.

Junior Ranger

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.

In good weather there are a variety of demonstrations done by costumed park rangers. Many times the ranger needs YOUR help. It may be something simple like handing a tool when needed, or you may be put to work making rope!

Scout Programs

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.


Test Yourself
Can you name 10 things that were invented in the past 20 years? How fast DOES technology change? Check here for some answers to that question.

Did You Know?

Railroad track attached to a 'sleeper'

When the Portage Railroad opened on March 18, 1834, it was a single track line. The rule was when 2 drivers met the one who had passed the center post had the right to go on. The other driver had to back up. Some sat nose to nose until a magistrate determined who got to the center first.