Gathland State Park

Gathland War Correspondent's MemorialReservations

Contact: 301-791-4767

Washington and Frederick Counties

Gathland State Park
900 Arnoldstown Road
Jefferson MD 21755

Headquarters
Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro MD 21713

Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset

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 1800's, 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 1950's.