Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, PA

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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

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...[more]


Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641

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Approximately 2 1/2 hours from Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.
Commuter flights may be available to the Johnstown Municipal Airport (45 minutes away) or the Altoona/Blair County Airport in Martinsburg, PA (45 minutes away)

The park is located just off U.S. 22 approximately 12 miles west of Altoona and 10 miles east of Ebensburg. Take the Gallitzin Exit and follow the signs.

Public Transportation
Amtrack stops in Johnstown and Altoona. There is no public transportation to or within the park.


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