National Parks of Western Pennsylvania

 
Stone arch tunnel entrance looking into darkness.

Allegheny Portage Railroad

See the first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains! Opened in 1834, "The Portage," connected Philadephia to Pittsburgh.

Museum exhibit of tree and flood debris breaching the side of a house.

Johnstown Flood

See where the South Fork dam failed Friday, May 31, 1889 unleashing 20 million tons of water on Johnstown, PA and killing 2,209 people.

Green field with a group watching an historic fire arms demonstration near a wood fort wall.

Fort Necessity

Explore the first battlefield of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures.

View of green lawn and a 19th century stone house with maroon trim and a covered well.

Friendship Hill

Visit the countryside home of Albert Gallatin. Learn about his many contributions, including the Louisiana Purchase!

 

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    Distances (Miles) and Time (Hours and Minutes) Between Parks

    Distances and travel times were calculated via a commonly used mapping website using the shortest route and does not reflect and detours or traffic which may delay a traveler.
    Parks Allegheny Portage
    National Historic Site
    Johnstown Flood
    National Memorial
    Flight 93
    National Memorial
    Fort Necessity
    National Battlefield
    Friendship Hill National Historic Site
    Allegheny Portage
    National Historic Site
    19 miles,
    27 minutes
    52 miles,
    49 minutes
    92 miles,
    1 hour and 48 minutes
    115 miles,
    2 hours and 3 minutes
    Johnstown Flood
    National Memorial
    19 miles,
    27 minutes
    31 miles,
    32 minutes
    71 miles,
    1 hour and 27 minutes
    99 miles,
    1 hour and 50 minutes
    Flight 93
    National Memorial
    52 miles,
    49 minutes
    31 miles,
    32 minutes
    51 miles,
    1 hour and 13 minutes
    80 miles,
    1 hour and 40 minutes
    Fort Necessity
    National Battlefield
    92 miles,
    1 hour and 48 minutes
    71 miles,
    1 hour and 27 minutes
    51 miles,
    1 hour and 13 minutes
    23 Miles,
    29 Minutes
    Friendship Hill National Historic Site 115 miles,
    2 hours and 3 minutes
    99 miles,
    1 hour and 50 minutes
    80 miles,
    1 hour and 40 minutes
    23 Miles,
    29 Minutes

    W. PA Parks' Visitor Centers Addresses

    Sometimes websites incorrectly list addresses of the parks when calculating distances and times, here are the proper physical addresses of all of the Visitor Centers.
    Park Visitor Center Address
    Allegheny Portage National Historic Site 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641
    Johnstown Flood National Memorial 733 Lake Road, South Fork, PA 15956
    Flight 93 National Memorial 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563
    Fort Necessity National Battlefield 1 Washington Parkway, Farmington, PA 15437
    Friendship Hill National Historic Site 223 New Geneva Road, Point Marion, PA 15474

    Last updated: August 2, 2022

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