South Mountain Museum Dedication

Renovated Washington State Park Museum On May 11, 2013 Washington Monument State Park unveiled its newly renovated museum at a grand opening celebration, featuring fun, family-friendly tours, activities and presentations.

“It has been more than exciting to see these old historic structures renovated and transformed into a beautiful museum,” said Park Manager Dan Spedden. “Its exhibits will tell stories of the region’s rich history, illustrating events that shaped not only our State but our entire nation.”

The museum consists of three historic buildings ─ the main building is at Washington Monument State Park and the others are at nearby Gathland State Park.

The museum interprets events of the nation’s first monument to honor George Washington, the Civil War Battle of South Mountain and the literary career of noted author and war correspondent George Alfred Townsend.

DNR's Oyster Wars Cannon and Crew at South Mountain Museum Dedication
Civil War Cannon and Crew
Exhibited at South Mountain Museum Dedication

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