Successful 5th Year for the Appalachian Trail Museum

Published Nov 6, 2014

Appalachian Trail Museum Manager Joe Harold on the second day of the 2014 season. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Appalachian Trail Museum Manager Joe Harold on the second day of the 2014 season. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail Museum closed out another year of serving thousands of visitors from all across America. Roughly 40,000 individuals have enjoyed free admission to see priceless items that tell the story of the Trail's inception and creation.

Folks viewed the unique treasures on display in the "Old Mill" building on the grounds of Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania.

Since the 2014 season began in March, Manager Joe Harold and the Museum's dedicated volunteer docents have added so much to the visitor experience. They welcome exhausted hikers, answer questions about the Trail -- which runs outside the front door -- and they provide insights into the hikers who have made the trek from Georgia to Maine.

When they're not busy, volunteers also perform the day-to-day maintenance required of a large, historic structure.

The Museum has expanded since it first opened in 2010 and plans are underway to provide more space for exhibits and presentations.

Your donations toward preserving the history of the Trail are well spent by those who manage this vital non-profit organization that brings mementoes, artifacts and treasures of the Trail into one location.

Appalachian Trail Museum continues to expand. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Appalachian Trail Museum continues to expand. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail Museum's Building Fund has raised almost $120,000 towards it goal. Donations of $20 or more receive a membership in the AT Museum Society (which administers the federally registered non-profit Appalachian Trail Museum, Inc.)

Be sure to plan a visit to the Museum. It's only a few miles south of the I-85 Exit 237, not far from Carlisle, PA.

While you're there, try to down a half-gallon of ice cream at the Pine Grove General Store.

We hope that the Appalachian Trail Museum -- located very near the halfway point on the Trail -- will become a destination you'll want to visit again and again with family and friends.

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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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