The dream of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society came true June 5th 2010: The Appalachian Trail Museum held its Grand Opening, in Pennsylvania's Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
The museum lies near the halfway point on the Appalachian Trail, which runs between Maine and Georgia. More than 12,000 pictures of the AT and other precious artifacts are housed in a 200-year-old grist mill, now transformed into the repository of the dreams of AT hikers and would-be trekkers.
When you visit, stop by the Pine Grove General Store. The quaint shop is renowned among thru-hikers who do their best to consume a half-gallon of ice cream in one sitting, marking the midpoint in their journey on the AT.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Memorial Day through Labor Day the Museum is open daily from noon - 4:00 PM. In the spring and fall, it's open only on weekends noon - 4:00 PM.
Address: 1120 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324
The Pine Grove Furnace General Store is pretty darn close to the halfway point on the Appalachian Trail. So, hikers accept the Half-Gallon Challenge!
When you attend the Appalachian Trail Museum Festival, be sure to save time for the Half-Gallon Challenge at the General Store.
Published Dec 10, 2013.
Published Aug 16, 2014. We're happy to let you know the Appalachian Trail Museum reopens March 29, 2014 for another season of displaying memorabilia, hosting seminars and more.
Do you remember attending any of these 2013 Appalachian Trail events? Many of made lifelong friends at them.
Published May 5, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will honor four new members at a banquet to be held June 5, 2015, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.
Published Jan 10, 2015. Do you know of someone who has contributed so much to the Appalachian Trail that they're worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame? If so, nominate them.