• The Gallatin House

    Friendship Hill

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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 Unpublished documents from the Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE) origninal Gallatin artifacts are displayed in Gallatins home at Friendship Hill.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

Albert Gallatin served as Secretary of Treasury for twelve years and nine months. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes (1933 to 1946) is the only person who served in the cabinet longer. Gallatin’s country estate is preserved at Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Pennsylvania. More...