The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset.
Pets are welcome at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site! Responsible pet care is expected of all visitors. Pets must be on a leash of not more than 6 feet in length at all times and owners need to clean up after their pet. Pets are not permitted in buildings and they may not be tied to park features or facilities-thus leaving them unattended-while owners go into park buildings. Service animals, of course, are not pets and are welcome to assist their owner as needed. Please do not leave pets in cars; pets can quickly become overheated if left in a car even if the outside temperatures are not extreme.
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is open in the winter. 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. Thunderstorms can be a common occurrence during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Within the immediate park area, visitors are never more than a few hundred yards away from a building to go into for safety.
Please park vehicles in designated parking areas only; parking on grassy surfaces may result in being ticketed. Please lock and secure your vehicle upon leaving it and make sure all valuables left in vehicles are put out of sight.