• 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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  • Road Closure

    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.

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?

Eastern Hemlock needles

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.