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Gallitzin Tunnel & Park Museum

The extremely high grade presented the final obstacle in conquering the Allegheny Mountains, making it necessary to build tunnels as early as 1850. The New Portage Tunnel was completed in 1854, the Allegheny Tunnel, was completed that same year as well. The third tunnel, known as the Gallitzin Tunnel, was completed in 1904 and removed from service when the Allegheny Tunnel was expanded to two tracks in 1995. The Tunnels were so significant to the transportation system that they were guarded during the war years. Still in use today, you can feel the awesome power of trains as they pass through the tunnels daily.

LOCATION & CONTACT INFO

  • 411 Convent Street, Degol Plaza Suite #20, Gallitzin, PA 16641 (Blair)
  • GPS Coordinate: LAT 40.4821 LONG -78.5517
  • P: 814-886-8871
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HOURS

  • Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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  • Park: 7 days a week; Museum, Tuesday-Sunday
    • Park: Sunrise; Museum, 11:00 AM
    • Park: Sunset; Museum, 5:00 PM
    • Extended hours available for Tour Groups

FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • Bus Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Crads Accepted
  • Guided Tour
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-Guided Tour