Gathland State Park

900 Arnoldstown Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-791-4767


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Gathland State Park
Photo Credit: Department of Natural Resources
Home of Civil War journalist George Alfred Townsend, monument to fallen war correspondents. Site of Crampton's Gap, fought over during Battle of South Mountain.



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June 29, 2018
I had been by here many times, but this was the first time I had been here when the house was opened. This park has much history with the Civil War battle and the...
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February 20, 2018
Interesting little park that details the history of Civil War journalist George "Gath" Townsend. Nice museum and grounds, the highlight of which is the War Correspondent's Arch. A little off the...
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January 10, 2018
We live about a mile from the State Park, which is along a paved road that transects the Appalachian Trail. The War Correspondents Memorial from the Cicil War is at the Park, along with other...