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Address: 900 Arnoldstown Road, Burkittsville, MD
Phone Number: 301-791-4767
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love history.

Liked the war correspondents memorial,beautiful stone work and arch! Can start the Appalachian trail from there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Liked the war correspondents memorial,beautiful stone work and arch! Can start the Appalachian trail from there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I took my Brownie troop here to hike a little on the Appalachian Trail. Really fun short hike for them; a half mile from the parking lot is where the AT really starts, and there is a very cool hikers shelter there that they could check out. Some hikers were actually there drying out from a huge storm, and let... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Gathland is named after George Alfred Townsend, a noted Civil War reporter for Leslie's Weekly. Many of his drawings provided the only glimpse of the war that most people got in this time before photography was possible to be be printed in newspapers. The memorial arch is dedicated to all correspondents of the war.

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Gathland State Park is a hidden gem. There is a small museum about the park's historic significance. You cannot miss the huge stone arch commemorating war correspondents. Gathland has a nice picnic area. But, the main reason to go to Gathland is to access the Appalachian Trail. You can hike as far as you want, north or south. On your... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Weather was perfect! We enjoyed hiking the AT and there is so much Civil War History in the area. Even drove through Burkitsville, place "Blair Witch Project" was filmed, LOL.

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Found this park by accident while looking for a Cidery. It's an amazing site with an Arch honoring War Correspondents. The arch is heavily decorated in high Victorian style. There are also several buildings onsite, including a house/museum, a ruined barn and a mausoleum. Everything was built by George Alfred Townsend, the Civil War's youngest news correspondent and a very... More 

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I found this park on accident en route to another part of Maryland, but so glad I did! One, free CLEAN public restrooms...let's be honest, you gotta do what you gotta do. Two, this remnants and remains of the park are incredible. This area of Maryland is just littered with historic value. One may pass by it quite easily, but... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you like to visit Civil War sites, this place is just as nice as any National Park. If you check the Maryland DNR's website, you can find out when they are giving battlefield tours and get the guided tour. They do not do them often, I went on the 152nd anniversary of the battle. The fact that it also... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

beautiful quite park with lots of easy parking. Nice picnic area and great day hiking. There is a museum but we did not go in. Bathrooms are clean, many areas to sit relax or explore. The A.T. hike that starts here is an easy hike with nice clear trail. There are some civil war sites in the area but we... More 

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South Jersey
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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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