Gathland State Park

Gathland War Correspondent's MemorialReservations

Contact: 301-791-4767

Washington and Frederick Counties

Gathland State Park
900 Arnoldstown Road
Jefferson MD 21755

Headquarters
Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro MD 21713

Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset

A large stone monument dedicated to the memory of Civil War correspondents is the outstanding attraction of this day-use park. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traverses the park and passes the monument base. Gathland State Park was once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. In the late 1800's, Gathland featured a unique collection of buildings and structures designed and constructed by Townsend. Two of the structures, the Main Hall and Lodge, were partially restored in the 1950's.

Information
Map
Hiking
Pavilion
History
War Correspondent's Arch and Museum
Standards of Historic Weapons Use