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 initially opposed to the Constitution, yet he used its principals to help create and support the addition of a Bill of Rights. Men like Gallatin saw and corrected the weaknesses in this great document. Without them, our individual freedoms wouldn’t be protected as they are today. More...