Washington and Frederick Counties
Gathland State Park900 Arnoldstown RoadJefferson MD 21755
HeadquartersGreenbrier State Park21843 National PikeBoonsboro MD 21713Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
ALERT: (7/1/20) The grounds and pavilions at Gathland State Park are open to the public. The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors to Maryland State Parks is our top priority. To mitigate the risk of contact with the COVID-19 virus the museums are closed to the public. This website will be updated as new information becomes available.
A large stone monument dedicated to the memory of Civil War correspondents is the outstanding attraction of this day-use park. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traverses the park and passes the monument base. Gathland State Park was once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. In the late 1800s, Gathland featured a unique collection of buildings and structures designed and constructed by Townsend. Two of the structures, the main hall and lodge, were partially restored in the 1950s.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)