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Albert Gallatin built his country estate on the Monongahela River in 1789. During 13 years as Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Jefferson and Madison, Gallatin framed the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, funded the Lewis and Clark expedition, and reduced the national debt. Later, he helped negotiate an end to the War of 1812 and served as Minister to France. Exhibits and programs highlight Gallatin's life and his remarkable service to the young republic. The Visitor Center has a short video and museum shop.
Friendship Hill National Historic Site is one of five national parks in the Laurel Highlands region.