• The Gallatin House

    Friendship Hill

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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  • Gallatin House closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

    The Gallatin House Visitor Center will be closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through May 8 2014. The house is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.

Albert Gallatin, a Genevan at the Heart of the American Dream

Panel from exhibit

Albert Gallatin was born and raised in Geneva.  He arrived in America during the Revolutionary War and established a home in western Pennsylvania.  He went on to have a distinguished careers as a legislator, policy maker, diplomat, banker, and ethnographer.

Library of Geneva

Albert Gallatin, a Genevan at the Heart of the American Dream, is a special exhibit by the Library of Geneva, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Gallatin's birth. The exhibit is on display at Friendship Hill NHS through spring of 2013.

The exhibit traces incredible journey of Albert Gallatin who left Geneva in 1780, to pursue his dreams in America. This multifaceted man mad his mark in the politics, diplomacy, economics, and science in America. Unpublished documents from the Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE) origninal Gallatin artifacts are displayed in Gallatins home at Friendship Hill.

Did You Know?

Albert Gallatin and the Constituiton

Albert Gallatin was the first man removed from the U.S. Senate. In 1793 Gallatin’s political foes claimed he was not a U.S. citizen for the required nine years. Gallatin had been in America since 1780, but swore an oath of allegiance in 1785. He was disqualified by a Senate vote along party lines.