• The Gallatin House

    Friendship Hill

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Who was Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted at Friendship Hill, his restored country estate.

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Albert Gallatin daguerreotype

Prior to his death in 1849, Gallatin was been the last surviving member of the Jefferson Cabinet and the last surviving Senator from the 18th century.