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Exhibit: George Alfred Townsend and the History of Gathland

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Thursday through Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM

Civil War correspondent George Alfred Townsend made the area that would become Gathland State Park his home after he fell in love with the landscape while researching it for one of his novels. Visit Gathland Hall Museum to learn about Townsend's career, including his coverage of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as the construction of the War Correspondents Memorial Arch-- the crowning achievement of Townsend's life and the centerpiece of Gathland State Park today. Both the Gathland Hall museum, interpreting Townsend's life and experiences, and the Gathland Lodge museum, describing the Battle of South Mountain, are open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Thursday through Sunday and admission is free.