Beginning June 10, a section of Mineral Point Road near Staple Bend Tunnel will be closed for a few weeks for road work.
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.
Plan A Field Trip
The Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site offers many special presentations during class field trips. There are demonstrations of log hewing, stone cutting, coal mining and musket firing. The park has rangers in period costume that will take students throughout the park. There are also many exhibits, a movie, and the historic Lemon House and Engine House Exhibit Shelter to explore.
Educational groups coming to the park for a school visit independent of the park's formal education program should apply in advance for a waiver of park fees. A letter on school stationery listing the date of the proposed visit, number of students, number of chaperones, and the educational purpose of the visit will serve as the waiver request. Letters should be mailed to the park at least two weeks in advance of the proposed visit. The address for Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania 16641.
Did You Know?
The dam at South Fork, PA, that broke causing the Johnstown Flood of 1889 was originally built for the Mainline Canal System. The Allegheny Portage Railroad was an important part of the Mainline, so the stories are interconnected.