Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania Recreation Area Info & Images

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Image Gallery

Directions

The park is located just off U.S. Route 22 approximately 12 miles west of Altoona and 10 miles east of Ebensburg. Take the Gallitzin Exit and turn right, following the signs. Visitors prior to 1992 accessed the park in other ways, but the GALLITZIN EXIT of US Route 22 is now the way to access the visitor center and historic area.

Phone

(814) 886-6150

Activities

BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING

Campground Reservations

Pennsylvania Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Pennsylvania Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Pennsylvania Recreation Areas | Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Official Website | Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Map

The first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad was the finishing piece of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. “The Portage,” opened in 1834, marking the first time that there was one, direct route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. All things to all people, it served merchants, passengers, slaves in pursuit of freedom, and soldiers from the Mexican War.