Gathland State Park

Visitors relaxing outdoors near the museum at Gathland State Park 
War Correspondent’s Arch and Museum

Detail of the arch at Gathland State ParkWar Correspondent’s Arch

The War Correspondents Arch is a National historic monument. Constructed in 1896, the monument stands fifty feet high and forty feet broad. The monument is administered and maintained by the National Park Service.


Two buildings from Townsend’s estate survive and now serve as Gathland State Park's museum. The museum features many artifacts from Townsend’s life, career and estate, as well as artifacts from the Battle of South Mountain. The museum is open in spring, summer and fall.