Gathland State Park

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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900 Arnoldstown Rd
Jefferson MD 21755
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Rated 5 by CodyDC

October 13, 2020


Nice Park with Stone/Brick Arch (something you would not expect) with access to the Appalachian Trail

I started noticing pictures featuring the War Correspondent's Memorial Arch recently, which inspired me to go check it out. It is pretty interesting located at the cross roads through Crampton's...

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Rated 4 by Eatagin

September 02, 2019


Well Worth a Visit

Gathland State Park is a quiet beautiful place to visit. It is the location of the estate built by George Alfred Townsend, the youngest Civil War correspondent. It is also the site of the War...

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Rated 5 by JohnBCowgill

June 29, 2018


More Than a Park

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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