For Kids

Children making rope
Children make rope under the direction of a costumed Park Ranger and a park volunteer.

NPS

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 both an enjoyable and educational visit to this great National Park.

Below are some of the unique ways children, in particular, can experience Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site:

Junior Ranger:
Children can participate in the Junior Ranger program! Ask at the information desk in the Summit Level Visitor Center 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 Summit Level Visitor Center, the Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter, the Lemon House, along the park 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 park 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

Demonstrations:
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!

Scout Programs:
We welcome your scout troop to Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site! Scouts can either participate in the Junior Ranger program or participate in a self-guided tour of the park. For more information, please contact (814) 886-6150.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641

Phone:

(814) 886-6150

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