National Park Units in Western Pennsylvania

Stone arch tunnel entrance looking into darkness.

Allegheny Portage Railroad

See the first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains! Opened in 1834, "The Portage," connected Philadephia to Pittsburgh.

Museum exhibit of tree and flood debris breaching the side of a house.

Johnstown Flood

See where the South Fork dam failed Friday, May 31, 1889 unleashing 20 million tons of water on Johnstown, PA and killing 2,209 people.

Green field with a group watching an historic fire arms demonstration near a wood fort wall.

Fort Necessity

Explore the first battlefield of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures.

View of green lawn and a 19th century stone house with maroon trim and a covered well.

Friendship Hill

Visit the countryside home of Albert Gallatin. Learn about his many contributions, including the Louisiana Purchase!

National Parks of Western Pennsylvania
National Park units in Western Pennsylvania span 120 road miles.

Last updated: April 26, 2020

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