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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site



Size: 1,249 Acres

Overview: The Allegheny Portage Railroad, opened in 1834, was the first to pass over the Allegheny Mountains, and provide a direct route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. It was the final connection on the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal, which allowed for industry and trade to prosper. It connected not only resources and businesses, but also carried passengers like soldiers and freed slaves, and was a crucial moment in Pennsylvania’s history. Today you can visit different remaining parts of the Portage Railroad, and learn about its technology and significance.

Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.



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