History, National Parks

National Parks Near Pittsburgh

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

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 Park Sites 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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Flight 93 Memorial

  • Location: Stoystown, PA
  • Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 81 Miles [90 Minutes]
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002
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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
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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
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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
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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
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About the National Parks Posters

The image above is from the Library of Congress website. Harry Herzog created this poster for the Works Progress Administration. You can learn more about the WPA posters in these articles from Popular Mechanic and Time.com.