• 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.


Park Newspaper

The Mountain Messenger 2010

Display of park brochures on the information desk.

Selection of park handouts at the information desk.


Park Site Bulletins (things to supplement information in the park's regular brochure- unigrid). All are PDF format.

Volunteers-In-Parks Program how you can help at Allegheny Portage

Planning A Safe Visit general information about hazards, etc

Forest Vegetation information on forest monitoring within Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Invasive Species Early Detection-Plants and Pests information on invasive plants and pests in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

Climate Change information detailing predicted climate change in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

The Lemon House the history of the building and its owners

Guide To The Lemon House the self guided handout for visitors to the Lemon House

Reproductions where Lemon House reproductions were obtained and how you might decide which are appropriate for your project

Repointing information on the Lemon House mortar work

Skew Arch Bridge details about this park feature

Trails Summit area trails including ski landmarks (power lines, gas lines), suggestions of other trail resources

Inclines 6 to 10 Trail map of the main route as well as spur trails

Staple Bend Tunnel details and directions to this park feature

Researching The Portage information for adults and children who want to learn more or find their family history related to the Portage

The Lafayette details concerning this model on permanent loan from the B&O Rilroad Museum


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.