Living History Day 

Our annual Living History Day is Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This free event has something to offer visitors of all ages. A wide variety of programs will be offered including stone cutting, rope making, natural dyes, traveling trunk, children's games, and tracks and scat. 

The 2nd Pennsylvania, Company B- American Highlanders will tell their stories and perform black powder demonstrations at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The American Highlanders were a group of men who worked on the Allegheny Portage Railroad and fought in the Mexican American War.

Children who visit each station will receive a Junior Ranger badge in the Visitor Center. Join us to learn about what it was like to work and travel on the Allegheny Portage Railroad!

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service) (

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located 10 miles west of Altoona, Pennsylvania off the Gallitzin exit of US Highway 22. The park preserves portions of the first railroad crossing over the Allegheny Mountains. This unique railroad connected the eastern and western divisions of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. For additional information on Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, please visit Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site