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A Guide to National Parks Near Pittsburgh

There are six national parks within a 2 hour drive from Downtown Pittsburgh

by Lindsay Patross
January 30, 2022

Did you know that there are six US National Parks near Pittsburgh? Each of these parks is about a 90-minute drive from Downtown Pittsburgh.

A National Park Designation means that the National Parks Service maintains this location. Established in 1926, the National Parks Service maintains both full parks as well as national monuments and historic sites. All of the national parks near Pittsburgh are considered national monuments or historic sites.

National Parks Near Pittsburgh

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

  • Location: Cresson, PA
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 84 Miles [95 Minutes]
  • Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962

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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Getting there
110 Federal Park Rd, Gallitzin, PA 16641, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
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Flight 93 Memorial

  • Location: Stoystown, PA
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 81 Miles [90 Minutes]
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002
Flight 93 National Memorial
Getting there
6424 Lincoln Hwy, Stoystown, PA 15563, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

  • Location: Farmington, PA
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 60 Miles [90 Minutes]
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Getting there
National Pike, Farmington, PA 15437, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
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Friendship Hill National Historic Site

  • Location: Point Marion, PA
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 73 Miles [90 Minutes]
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places 1966
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Getting there
223 New Geneva Road, Point Marion, PA 15474, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial

  • Location: South Fork, PA
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 80 Miles [90 Minutes]
  • Designated a National Memorial in 1964
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Getting there
733 Lake Rd, South Fork, PA 15956, USA
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First Ladies National Historic Site

  • Location: Canton, OH
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 91 Miles [2 Hours]
  • Designated a National Historic Site in 2000
First Ladies National Historic Site
Getting there
205 Market Ave S, Canton, OH 44702, USA
Hours
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu-Sat 9am–4pm
Sun Closed
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📸Header photo:  Josh Carter on Unsplash

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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