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Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum

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Historic spot - final obstacle to conquer the Allegheny mountains!

The small museum is located inside the town municipal building, which also houses the nice library... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
Free & Provided Parking

Usually something like this requires finding some parking lot or off street parking to see it, but... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2014
Columbus Ohio
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411 Convent St, Gallitzin, PA 16641-1295
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Nice little (yes, little) park in Gallitzin. There is a caboose and a viewing area (which has benches and tables) of the tunnels. Unfortunately vegetation growth obscures your view of the tunnels from the observation area. I'm not sure why the city hasn't trimmed this...More

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Not much to see other than an entrance to a train tunnel. There is a caboose in the park next to the track and a small museum of train stuff for the real enthusiasts.

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you like history and railroading a great piece of history to see. Not a large area but a nice little land mark. I never was a railroad buff, but my son is and now I am. It helped me better understand how our country...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is definitely a place you want to see. The museum and park are just above the tunnels. This was an older Pennsylvania Railroad, now Norfolk Southern mainline. The tunnels were constructed to alleviate the mountainous terrain. Lots of train action. Lawns and grounds are...More

Thank Warren C
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A short drive from horseshoe curve and a lot better place to view the trains close up.There is a little park right next to the tracks and also a bridge above the tracks for viewing the trains.There is a nice museum across the street to...More

Thank cainrcc
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Railroad fans you have to add this stop to your bucket list just a short distance from the Horseshoe Curve watching a train emerge from the tunnel is definitely worth your time and a great photo op from the bridge over looking the tracks

Thank ajcracer
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We stop here on your way back from the horseshoe curve. There are many spots here to watch trains. They have a caboose that you can tour and a free museum. The town here is little and people seem very friendly. There are many other...More

Thank lmcclain
Reviewed 14 September 2014

The small museum is located inside the town municipal building, which also houses the nice library and municipal offices. The museum contains railroad artifacts, exhibits, and a movie which explains the history and importance of the Gallitzin tunnels. The museum also touches on the town's...More

Thank Disneybus
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Usually something like this requires finding some parking lot or off street parking to see it, but they provided a few parking spots, a sign about the tunnels, and a bridge walkway to see over the trains.

1  Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you are planning a rail fan visit to the area, this is a great place to watch the trains come out of the tunnel. Drive the roads in the area and nearby is where they switch off the pushers & they have a viewing...More

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