Albert Gallatin - America's Forgotten Founding Father

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted at Friendship Hill, his restored country estate. Read More

The Gallatin House
Getaway at Friendship Hill NHS

Inside and outside, there is much to do at Friendship Hill

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Meet Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin served the American public for almost seven decades as a Congressman, cabinet member, and diplomat.

View of Albert Gallatin looking through an instrument
Hours of Operation

Friendship Hill grounds and trails are open year round. The Gallatin House Visitor Center is open weekends only in the winter months.

Statue of Albert Gallatin outside the US Treasury building
Secretary of the Treasury

Gallatin served as Secretary of the Treasury under presidents Jefferson and Madison.

A map of Pennsylvania with rebels in the west and President Washington's cabinet in the east
Whiskey Rebellion

Take a nine-question quiz to find out whether you would have been a rebel, a federalist or a moderate during the whiskey rebellion.

A portrait of Albert Gallatin as a young man
Albert Gallatin & the Whiskey Rebellion

Albert Gallatin was a voice of moderation in the Whiskey Rebellion, and these events helped launch his career.

Last updated: May 14, 2023

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