• 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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  • Picnic Area Road Paving Project

    The park picnic area will be closed from 10/6/2014-10/10/2014 for repaving. The picnic area is schedule to reopen on 10/11/2014. Check back for more updates.

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Events Upcoming for October

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  • Ghosts on the Summit

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00-10:00 pm More

  • Ghost Tours of the Staple Bend Tunnel

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Saturday, October 25, 2011, 6:00-10:00 pm More


To find out what events are going on in the park during your visit, simply enter the date range into the search feature. Click to see the 2014 Schedule of Events. This listing will contain information for both Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

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.