• 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.

Ranger Guided

You can enjoy a variety of activities within the park. Bird watching, hiking, picnicking, cross country skiinig, interpretive programs and nature walks can be a part of your visit. Start at the Visitor Center. You can follow the boardwalk down the hill to visit the Engine House exhibit and the Lemon House. Information on our hiking trails is available at the Visitor Center.

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.