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Gathland State Park

900 Arnoldstown Road, Burkittsville, MD
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South Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stopped over here while hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer (4 days to cover Maryland). The picnic area was lovely, a large roof kept the sun off for a while. Happy for the bathrooms and water. The museum was open (it hadn't been the other two times I was here), so went through. Some interesting exhibits on the battle here... More

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Ithaca, New York
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is where the battle of Crampton's Gap, South Mountain took place. There are actually three gaps in South Mountain (Crampton's, Fox's, and Turner's). Battles took place in each as a prelude to Antietam. The state parks department has done a good job with museums and signs to help visitors understand the important events that took place here.

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Gathland is a relatively small park with a great location, home to the War Correspondents' Arch, that serves as the starting point for a very nice stretch of the Appalachian Trail. The arch of stone is simple, an reminds us that war correspondents go back at lest to the Civil War. The AT from here to Weverton Cliffs is about... More

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