The National Parks of Western Pennsylvania (WEPA) will celebrate the 106th birthday of the National Park Service with a special event, WEPA in a Weekend, on Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28, 2022. WEPA includes the following five parks: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic Site.
National parks are home to many of the nation’s most beloved memorials, historic sites, battlefields, and iconic landscapes. The WEPA parks tell the diverse story of America over 247 years, from the opening battle of the French and Indian War at Fort Necessity, to the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
“The National Parks of Western Pennsylvania provide a place for local residents and visitors from around the world to recreate, relax, and find inspiration,” said Superintendent Stephen M. Clark. “WEPA in a Weekend encourages visitors to learn about these special places over the National Park Service birthday.”
The five parks provide a great place to hike, picnic, spend time with friends and family, and learn about the area’s rich history. During WEPA in a Weekend, visitors can collect a medallion specific to each of the respective WEPA parks just by visiting over this free four-day event, while supplies last. Join us during WEPA in a Weekend to Find Your Park.