Getaway to Friendship Hill National Historic Site: This month’s National Park Getaway

Crowd gathered under white tents in front of the Gallatin House
The park hosts special events throughout the year, including the annual FestiFall celebration.

NPS Photo / Debbie Martinez

News Release Date: October 3, 2017

Contact: Tom Markwardt, 724-329-2013

FARMINGTON, Pa. Tucked away in a wooded spot overlooking the Monongahela River in southwestern Pennsylvania is Friendship Hill National Historic Site, home of Albert Gallatin (1761–1849). Gallatin is best known for serving as Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

After admiring the tree-lined entrance road and parking in the main lot, visitors walk 300 yards to the Gallatin House, which serves as the visitor center for the park. Along the way, visitors pass a statue of a young Albert Gallatin with surveying equipment. Gallatin first came to the “western country” as a surveyor and land speculator. In 1786, he purchased the property he named “Friendship Hill” in honor of three friends. Read more

The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends. This month’s Getaway featuring Friendship Hill National Historic Site is the 274th installment in the series.


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Last updated: October 3, 2017

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