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.
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
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437
TELEPHONE: (724) 329-5512 Click for TTY Information
Fort Necessity National
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