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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site [PA]

The 1,249-acre Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site presents the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad, founded in the early 1800s. This railroad system was the fastest means of travel across Pennsylvania. The site include a visitor center, the Engine House Six Exhibit Site, the historic Lemon House, and the Skew Arch Bridge.

The site offers an introductory film, exhibits, period rooms, hiking trails, field trip programs led by costumed guides, demonstrations for students, outdoor activities, and a picnic site. Demonstrations include coal mining, stone cutting, log hewing, and musket firing. Wheelchairs and an electric scooter are available for use on site. The Lemon House is only partially wheelchair accessible.

 
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