Elevator Temporarily Unavailable
Elevator access to second floor and restrooms is unavailable until further notice. The restrooms near the parking area remain open. The second floor of the Gallatin House is available by stairs. (Effective Aug. 9, 2013)
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” became a popular name in the 19th century as people followed the fashion of naming their children after influential people. The financial company AG Edwards was started in 1887 by Albert Gallatin Edwards and his son, Benjamin Franklin Edwards.