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Staple Bend Tunnel at Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS

Staple Bend Tunnel at Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS

Finished in June 1833, the Staple Bend tunnel was advertised as the first railroad tunnel in the United States. It was the third tunnel of any kind built in the US, the first tunnels were for other canals in Pennsylvania.


  • 110 Federal Park Road , Gallitzin, PA 16641 (Cambria)
  • GPS Coordinate: LAT 40.4583 LONG -78.5497
  • P: 814-886-6150
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  • Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • 1.5 Hours
  • 7 days a week
    • 9:00AM
    • 5:00PM
    • Call ahead to schedule a guided tour. The buildings are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day. Address is to the nearby Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS.
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  • Bus Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Guided Tour
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-Guided Tour