The ten miles of trails at Friendship Hill National Historic Site offer a glimpse of the natural world of the Allegheny Plateau.
When Albert Gallatin first came to the area in 1784, the Monongahela River was on the edge of the American frontier. Gallatin believed the rich land of the west held the key to his wealth. Farming, logging, mining, and the development of transportation have all left their imprint here.
Now the land is being managed to return to woods and meadows similar to those Gallatin knew, and you are invited to explore them.
Did You Know?
Albert Gallatin was Secretary of Treasury from 1801 until 1814. He was offered the post again by President Madison in 1816. He declined because he thought the job required "an active young man." He felt this even more strongly in 1843, when at age 83, he was offered the post by President Tyler. More...