Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site welcomes all families! There are lots of great things to see and do that enable all ages to have a educational and enjoyable visit to this great park.
Below are some of the unique ways children can experience Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site:
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site has a great Junior Ranger program. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the park Junior Ranger book for a fun guide to the story of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Answers to the fun activities are available in the park Visitor Center, the Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter, the Lemon House, any one of our trails, and/or even by assisting with a historic demonstration. Does your child want to participate in the Junior Ranger program, but cannot easily get to the site? Just click Junior Ranger Booklet to get your own copy of the book. Completed Junior Ranger booklets can be sent to:
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641
During the summer months, there are a variety of demonstrations done by costumed park rangers. Many times the ranger needs YOUR help. Activities range from assisting with tools, to fashioning a stone sleeper, to making your very own piece of rope to take home with you!
We welcome your scout troop to Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. Scouts can participate in the Junior Ranger program or participate in a self-guided tour of the park. For more information, contact (814) 886-6150.