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 remained active after retiring from the government. In 1831, at age seventy, he was named president of the new National Bank of New York. He served on the council that established New York University in 1831. He founded the American Ethnological Society in 1842, at age eighty-one.