ADA accessible Visitor Center at Greenbrier State Park is your gateway to exploration of the South Mountain Recreation Area. Encompassing six state parks and over 13,000 acres of public lands, the South Mountain Recreation Area has an abundance of experiences. Friendly staff are ready to provide information to park guests about amenities as well as the surrounding communities. A small gift shop is available.
Greenbrier State Park offers an accessible visitors center, picnic areas and some campsites. A beach wheelchair is also available. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Forests and Parks, visit the
Accessibility For All section of this website.
The Visitor Center Highlights:
Greenbrier State Park: A recreational park featuring swimming beaches, picnic sites, gazebos, hiking trails, camping and nature exploration.
Gathland State Park: A historic site featuring museums that tell the story of George Alfred Townsend, his mountainside estate and the Battle of Crampton’s Gap during the 1862 Civil War Battle of South Mountain. The Appalachian Trail passes through the center of the park.
South Mountain State Park: A backcountry park featuring the 40-mile section of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. Designated camping and shelter areas are along the trail.
Washington Monument State Park: A historic site featuring a museum depicting the story of the first completed monument dedicated to George Washington in 1827. The museum also features the history of the 1862 Civil War Battle of South Mountain. Picnic area, playground and youth group camping. The Appalachian Trail passes through the center of the park.
South Mountain State Battlefield: A pivotal Civil War battle fought on September 14, 1862, just three days prior to the decisive Battle of Antietam. The Battle of South Mountain raged from the area around Turners Gap and the National Road, and south through Fox Gap and Cramptons Gap at today’s Gathland State Park. The battle effectively ended the Confederate’s first invasion of the North, the Maryland Campaign.
Visitor Center Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.