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 Main Line 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.
For more information on operating hours, visiting guidelines, admission rates please https://www.nps.gov/alpo/index.htm or call 814 886-6150.