Gathland State Park Museum

900 Arnoldstown Rd.
Boonsboro, MD
P: 301-791-4767
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Days Open: Park open year-round and museum open April-October on weekends
Hours: Museum open April-October on weekends from Noon-5 PM

Astride the ridge known as South Mountain, near Burkittsville at Crampton's Gap, lies Gathland State Park. The home of an unusual man, Gathland was an architecturally unique estate made up of as many as 20 structures, many of them built of rugged stone, individual in purpose and design. A number of buildings still stand, and the remains of others may be seen by visitors to the park. The park's museum includes exhibits on Townsend's personal life, Gathland's past and tells the story of the Battle of Crampton's Gap. A self-guided walking tour of the estate is available by contacting the park.