Attractions

Historic Downtown District

Reflections of a Working Class Community

The Downtown Altoona Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, serves as a cultural and commercial hub for surrounding townships, communities and neighborhoods.  The district, comprised of buildings dating from the 1860s, represents the core of the city’s civic, commercial, and social activity, reflecting the middle class working community that has lived there for more than a century.