Location: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site | Map
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Travel back in time with a Park Ranger on a free van tour of the historic route of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. This tour follows the entire route of the Portage Railroad from the canal basin in Hollidaysburg to the canal basin in Johnstown. Visitors will learn how this engineering marvel was built and hear the compelling stories of the men and women who built and operated what was the most important route westward from 1834 to 1854. In many places the route will follow the exact path of the old Portage Railroad. In addition, passengers will be driven past the Skew Arch Bridge, the reconstruction of Engine House 6, the historic Lemon House and several historic culverts. This free tour begins at 1:00 PM at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Visitor Center. Space is limited to 12 people and reservations are required.
Location: Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Summit Level Visitor Center, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at the Hollidaysburg Canal Basin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Time: 2:00 PM
Join us on Saturday, October 10 for an evening ghost tour of the Allegheny Portage Railroad and hear about the darker side of life and death on the Portage Railroad. Learn about the hazards that workers and travelers of the 1830s and 1840s faced as they crossed the Allegheny Mountains. These family-friendly tours will be held at:
6:00; 6:20; 6:40; 7:00; 7:20;7:40;8:00;8:20;and 8:40
Space for the 50 minute tours is limited to 15 people per tour so reservations are required. Tours will be held rain or shine. The cost is $2 per person and National Parks passes do not apply.
In the event of inclement weather, the event MAY BE cancelled. Check the local media outlets and/or the park website for details.
Location: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site SUMMIT LEVEL, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site | Map
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM