Appalachian Trail Museum's New Website & New Hours

Published Sep 15, 2015

Appalachian Trail Museum ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Appalachian Trail Museum ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Autumn makes its chilly entrance on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Daylight retreats, and sunny spots on the Trail cut their hours, including the repository of treasures at the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pennsylvania's Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

The Appalachian Trail Museum remains open Wednesday through Sundays from noon until 4 PM, until they end the 2015 season on Sunday, November 1st. They'll also open on Monday, October 12th for Columbus Day.

The best way to experience the museum is in person.

Volunteers have updated the museum's website,, so you can visit online too. It's easy to navigate and to learn out about folks who hiked the Appalachian Trail in the past and what they carried.

Grandma Gatewood Display at Appalachian Trail Museum ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Grandma Gatewood Display at Appalachian Trail Museum ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Appalachian Trail Museum Manager Joe Harold would love to show you the main exhibits:

  • A trail shelter that was built by hiker legend Earl Shaffer on Peters Mountain
  • Grandma Gatewood's hiking gear
  • Artifacts from Gene Espy and Ed Garvey and
  • 12,000 thru-hiker photos taken at Harpers Ferry on museum computers.

There's another way to keep in touch.

Subscribe to the museum's newsletter for the latest pictures and progress at the Appalachian Trail Museum.

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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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