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
Description
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
JohnBCowgill
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
OPMaster1978
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
E5540LBmichaelh
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...