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Pennsylvania
Southwest Region
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
ALLEGHENY PORTAGE RAILROAD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
ALLEGHENY PORTAGE RAILROAD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania   16641

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The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. This inclined plane railroad operated between 1834-1854 and was considered a technological wonder in its day and played a critical role in opening the interior of the United States to trade and settlement. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona. Today's park covers 1249 acres. The main unit contains the Summit Level Visitor Center, the historic Lemon House, Engine House #6 Exhibit Shelter, the Skew Arch Bridge, picnic area and hiking trails. The Staple Bend Tunnel unit is located approximately 4 miles east of Johnstown, PA.
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Mirror Lake Camping
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Hornick's Sporting Goods Inc
316 Broad St
Johnstown, PA
(814) 535-7724


Pcola's Lures
516 5th St
St Michael, PA
(814) 495-5007


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Majestic World Lodge & Retreat
RR 2 Box 301A
Portage, PA
(814) 693-6930


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
The Country Willow House - Bedford, PACottages and Cabins
We invite you to be our guests for a relaxing stay where the atmosphere is homey, romantic, and welcoming. We hope you will feel at home at The Country Willow House Situated on a peaceful and secluded property just minutes from historic downtown Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Web Site: countrywillowhouse.com
29.8 miles from park*
Pennsylvania Vacation Home with Views - New Paris, PACottages and Cabins
This beautiful 3 year new vacation home in Bedford County, with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths, rests on 8.4 acres and is part of a gated rural community that backs up to Gallitzin State Forest.
Web Site: pennsylvaniaviews.com
21.7 miles from park*
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Plane - - 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)

Car - 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.

USA Parks
Pennsylvania
Southwest Region
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
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