Appalachian Trail Museum

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The Appalachian Trail Museum in Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Gardeners, PA. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

One of the greatest treasures on the Appalachian Trail (AT) is the Appalachian Trail Museum, located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Gardners, Pennsylvania.

The museum opened for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 30th at noon.

Museum Manager Howard Davis and the many dedicated volunteers who maintain the historical storehouse spent many hours getting the museum in tip-top shape for the big day.

Opening Day Activities

The Appalachian Trail Museum Society held a seminar on Saturday, March 30 to familiarize individuals and groups who have an interest in Appalachian Trail history, those who would like to learn and share the first-hand experiences of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and section hikers, and folks who just want to share time relating to the outdoors.

The program included an update on the expansion of the Museum including:

  • the amphitheater walkway
  • the multipurpose upper level deck ramp
  • plans for the lower level children's area and the spacious upper level.

The Appalachian Trail Museum preserves the history and heritage of one of the jewels of our national park system.

Museum Hours (Subject to Change):

  • Saturday, March 30th to Sunday, May 5th: Weekends noon to 4 PM
  • Saturday, May 11th to Sunday, July 7th: Daily from 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Monday, July 8th to Sunday August 4th: Daily from noon to 4 PM
  • Monday, August 5th to Sunday, November 3rd: Wednesday thru Sunday from noon to 4 PM

Contact Information: AT Museum Manager Howard Davis: atmuseumgreeters@gmail.com

Donations or Membership:

  • Anyone wishing to join or donate electronically, please go to www.atmuseum.org.
  • Click-on the "SUPPORT" tab, then the "DONATE" button to access their PayPal link.
  • All donations are appreciated.
  • Donations of $20 or more receive a 2013 Appalachian Trail Museum Society membership.

Location: Appalachian Trail Museum, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA

E-Mail Addresses:

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The Appalachian Trail Museum in PA's Pine Grove Furnace State Park ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Smiling volunteers at the Appalachian Trail Museum in PA's Pine Grove Furnace State Park. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Grandma Gatewood artifacts are on display at the Appalachian Trail Museum in PA's Pine Grove Furnace State Park. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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Artifacts from Myron Avery, AT Pioneer, are on display at the Appalachian Trail Museum in PA's Pine Grove Furnace State Park. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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The Appalachian Trail Museum is located halfway between Mount Katahdin in Maine and Springer Mountain in Georgia. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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