• The Gallatin House

    Friendship Hill

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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July 17, 2014
Thomas Jefferson and Albert Gallatin To Appear at Friendship Hill
The National Park Service will host a two day symposium on the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812. The weekend will feature portrayals of Albert Gallatin and Thomas Jefferson. Programs and activities will also be available for children.

June 11, 2014
Thomas Clare Cemetery Walk
A special National Park Service program honoring early citizen, Thomas Clare, on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. for a refreshing walk and historical insight.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $44 Million in Economic Benefit
Report shows that 800,000 visitors to in Western Pennsylvania national park sites spent over $44 million in communities near the parks in 2012 . That spending supported 677 jobs in the region. The five parks include: Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill NHS, and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

Did You Know?

Albert Gallatin

In the 1800 election, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr had equal numbers of Electoral votes. The election then went to the House of Representatives where Albert Gallatin was the Democratic-Republican’s leader. Gallatin's influence led to Jefferson’s election on the 36th ballot. More...