The park is located in Cambria County, PA, and is at the summit of the Allegheny Mountains. Therefore, the park often takes on winter extremes. If planning on traveling from a long distance, please contact the park beforehand to ensure that the facilities are open. Please consult weather forecasts to ensure conditions are safe to travel in. Spring, summer, and fall are generally uneventful, but severe thunderstorms can occur.
Per Person Fee - $0.00
Admission is free at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.
America the Beautiful-U.S. Military Pass - $0.00
Free. Yearly pass for Active US Military members, including the National Guard and Reserves; renewable each year during your active duty service, including the National Guard and Reservies. This admits the service member and his/her dependents in the party.
Access Pass - $0.00
For US Citizens or Permanent Residents of any age who have a permanent disability (must show proper documentation); good for life. This admits the guest and three additional adult guests in the party.
Every Kid in a Park-4th Grade Pass - $0.00
Fourth graders may go to this website, https://www.everykidinapark.gov/ and complete a short, fun activity. Students can then bring in their printed certificate and exchange it for a pass good for one year. Students must be in the fourth grade and adults may not use the pass without their 4th grader present.
Located immediately off of US Route 22 at the Gallitzin Exit, this is the best place to start your tour. The park movie is shown in the indoor 60 seat auditorium as requested to give a concentrated overview of the park story. The program lasts approximately twenty minutes. The movie is a dramatic interpretation of what it was like to work and travel on the Portage Railroad. A fictional character, Edgar West, explains life on the canals then speaks of a change of occupation to Portage Railroad.