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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park buildings are open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm all year-round. The buildings are closed on Federal winter holidays: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January), Presidents Day (3rd Monday in February).
The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Pets must be on a 6 foot leash at all times and owners need to clean up after their pet. There are no fees for walking the park grounds, only for accessing the buildings and historic area.
Park hours can change due to holidays and inclement weather. If traveling a great distance you may want to call the park for operating hours. The visitor center desk telephone number is (814) 886-6150.
Did You Know?
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.