Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Friendship Hill National Historic Site
The house of Albert Gallatin at Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Friendship Hill National Historic Site is located in Pennsylvania
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Location Springhill Township, Fayette County, PA, USA
Nearest city Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area 675 acres (273 ha)
Visitation 25,636 (2006)
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 66000663[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL January 12, 1965[2]
Designated NHS November 10, 1978

Friendship Hill National Historic Site, maintained by the National Park Service, was the home of early American politician Albert Gallatin. It overlooks the Monongahela River near Point Marion, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Pittsburgh.

The home itself is made up of seven sections. The earliest of these is the original brick house built in 1789. This original structure was constructed in the Federalist style with a Flemish bond. Along the north side of the brick house, a simple frame dwelling was added in 1798. The Stone House was the next structure added on by Gallatin in 1823, this is a three and a half story structure, the largest of the house. This was the only Gallatin structure not built and overseen by Albert himself. This portion was built and overseen by one of his sons, Albert Rolaz Gallatin. A stone kitchen was added in 1824, this ends the Gallatin era of the house. The rest of the structures of the house include a State Dining Room in 1895, a south bedroom wing was finished in 1902, and the servants' quarters were added in 1903. Those were the portions built by the later owners of the house. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 12, 1965, and was therefore administratively listed on the National Register of Historic Places with its establishment on October 15, 1966. The national historic site was established on November 10, 1978, and is administered under Fort Necessity National Battlefield.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "Gallatin, Albert, House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 

External links

  • National Park Service: Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • National Historic Landmarks Program: Albert Gallatin House
  • County Website
  • Friendship Hill listing, drawings, and photographs at the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) (Library of Congress)