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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Location Blair and Cambria County, Pennsylvania
City Altoona, Pennsylvania
Area 1,296 acres
Established December 29, 1962
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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is a National Historic Site in the state of Pennsylvania. Established on December 29, 1962, the Allegheny Portage Railroad is noteworthy for being one of the first ways to easily access the land past the Appalachian Mountains. Many famous people traveled on the railroad including such people as Charles Dickens and Ulysses S. Grant.

Visitor informationEdit

The historic railroad is located in the southwestern section of the state of Pennsylvania. The unit is open every day of the week, all year excluding several holidays including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and President's Day. It is open from 9am to 5pm and costs $4 per person (giving them access to the park for a week) or free if under 15 years of age. A $15 annual pass can be purchased which also gives the visitor access to Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Johnstown Flood National Memorial, both located in southwestern Pennsylvania.

A visitor center, which opened in 1992, was created using the same materials that the railroad workers used years ago.

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