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Friendship Hill

Friendship Hill is the estate of Albert Gallatin, a Swiss immigrant who served his adopted country in public and private life for nearly seven decades. An entrepreneur, politician, diplomat, financier, and scholar who was a major influence in the shaping of our early republic, Gallatin was instrumental in financing the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, ending the War of 1812, developing the National Road, and mitigating the Whiskey Rebellion. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century American Republic are highlighted through exhibits and programs presented in his restored Friendship Hill house.

The grounds of the park are lovely and tranquil, with woods, meadows, trails, and a picnic area. A self-guided audio house tour and "Reflections of Gallatin" presentation are offered throughout the year. During the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) ranger lead house tours are offered daily with concerts, special programs and lectures on weekends. The park is part of the National Park Service and is admistered jointly with the Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

 


Contact Information

Friendship Hill National Historic Site
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437

TELEPHONE: (724) 329-5512 Click for TTY Information

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

OPERATING HOURS: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all year; closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

Route 166, New Geneva, PA about 3 miles northeast of Point Marion.

  • Turn Right on PA 21 East
  • Travel 6.4 miles to Route 166
  • Exit right on clover leaf, turn right at stop sign.
  • Travel 6.9 miles
  • Turn right into Friendship Hill National Park

While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

  • Fort Necessity
  • New Geneva Stoneware
  • Morgantown, WV

Related Links

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Biographical Sketch of Albert Gallatin

Friendship Hill National Historic Site