Evening on the Summit: Take a Ride on the Main Line Canal
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 8:00 PM
Where: Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Summit Level Visitor Center Theater
Notes: Free admission; call (814) 886-6150 for more information.
Take a ride on the Main Line Canal with Ranger Doug Bosley. Learn what it was really like traveling across the state in a canal boat in this interactive, multi-media program. Find out how tens of thousands of passengers and hundreds of thousands of tons of goods were moved every year from the 1830s to 1850s between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Visitors will be encouraged to experience the presentation from within our new canal boat mock-up. This one-hour long program is free and open to the public.
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located 10 miles west of Altoona, Pennsylvania off the Gallitzin exit of U.S. Highway 22. The park preserves portions of the first railroad crossing of the Allegheny Mountains. This unique railroad connected the eastern and western divisions of the PennsylvaniaMainlineCanal. For additional information, reservations and directions for this event, please call the park at (814) 886-6150 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/alpo.