• 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.

Photos & Multimedia

Engine House 6 Exhibit Shelter
Engine House 6 Exhibit Shelter protects the remains of the original Engine House 6
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Park Visitor Center
The park visitor center, opened in 1992, is made from the same type of sandstone the Portage Railroad workers used.
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Did You Know?

East Entrance Staple Bend Tunnel

In 1824 an all-water route through the Allegheny Mountains was proposed. A 4 mile tunnel "like a well dug horizontially" would be needed, along with ventilation shafts and support features. A portage over the mountains was built instead.