Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Friendship Hill National Historic Site is a location that preserves the estate of Albert Gallatin. He was the Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. Albert Gallatin is remembered for funding Lewis and Clark’s expedition as well as for the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. He built his estate to provide a place for Europeans fleeing the French Revolution to stay. It became a national historic site in 1976.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Some of the reasons that camping in an RV is so enjoyable is that it is comfortable, affordable, and mobile. You will have the freedom to go where you want during your trip, and when you are renting from options like RVshare, you can easily find an RV of any size to accommodate your needs.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Friendship Hill National Historic Site

When you visit Friendship Hill National Historic site, you will be able to see the many additions to the Federalist-style brick home that made up the original estate. There is a self-guided audio tour of the estate to help you understand Guilatin’s impact on the country. The furnishings still remain in the home, and if you take a walk along the Monongahela River, you will find breathtaking views of the land and the gravesite of Albert Gallatin’s first wife.

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How To Get To Friendship Hill National Historic Site

From downtown Pittsburgh, you will want to take U.S. 51 South until you reach Uniontown. Then, take U.S. 119 South to Point Marion. Follow PA 166 North, and in about three miles, you will see the park entrance on the left.  Friendship Hill National Historic Site is a day-use area, so it is open from sunrise until sunset daily. During the colder months, which are from October until April, the historic site is only open on the weekends.

Address

223 New Geneva Rd, Point Marion, PA 15470

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

The Friendship Hill National Historic Site provides visitors with the chance to learn a bit about American history and to get a glimpse into the life of one of its early statesmen and politicians. While here, be sure to visit the trails for some fresh air and a chance to enjoy nature and make a trip to the visitor center to learn more about Albert Gallatin. This historic site is also in a place that makes it easy to visit several nearby national parks. Make some memories with your family at locations like this, and if you make a longer trip, there are plenty of options nearby that you can add to your RV trip itinerary.