ALLEGHENY PORTAGE RAILROAD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 110 Federal Park Road Gallitzin, Pennsylvania 16641
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.
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.