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When you see this sign, you will know that you have arrived at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.

National Park Service

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona. Today's park covers 1249 acres. The main unit contains the Summit Level Visitor Center, the historic Lemon House, Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter, the Skew Arch Bridge, picnic area and hiking trails. The Staple Bend Tunnel unit is located approximately 4 miles east of Johnstown, PA.

Park Site Bulletins (things to supplement information in the park's regular brochure- unigrid). All are PDF format.

Volunteer-In-Parks Program how you can help at Allegheny Portage

Planning A Safe Visit general information about hazards, etc

Forest Vegetation information on forest monitoring within Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Invasive Species Early Detection-Plants and Pests information on invasive plants and pests in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

Climate Change information detailing predicted climate change in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

The Lemon House the history of the building and its owners

Guide To The Lemon House the self guided handout for visitors to the Lemon House

Reproductions where Lemon House reproductions were obtained and how you might decide which are appropriate for your project

Repointing information on the Lemon House mortar work

Skew Arch Bridge details about this park feature

Trails Summit area trails including ski landmarks (power lines, gas lines), suggestions of other trail resources

Inclines 6 to 10 Trail map of the main route as well as spur trails

Staple Bend Tunnel details and directions to this park feature

Researching The Portage information for adults and children who want to learn more or find their family history related to the Portage

The Lafayette details concerning this model on permanent loan from the B&O Railroad Museum

Last updated: January 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641


(814) 886-6150

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