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Gathland State Park [MD]

Gathland State Park was once the home of George Alfred Townsend, a noted Civil War journalist. Today, it is the site of a unique collection of buildings that Townsend both designed and constructed, some of which have been restored. In addition, the park is home to a monument dedicated to war correspondents and includes part of the the South Mountain battlefield. The Appalachian Trail also traverses the park.

The park offers tours, exhibits, occasional Civil War reenactments, and a variety of outdoor activities including hiking and backpacking. The website offers an events calendar, visitor information, and a history of the park.