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Appalachian Trail Museum
1120 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, PA 17324-8837 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 717-486-7174
The Appalachian Trail Museum is situated in a 200-year-old grist mill at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, about two hours north of Baltimore and just two miles from the halfway point of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This is the only museum in the country dedicated to hiking. Opened June 5, 2010, opening exhibits include the Earl Shaffer Shelter and artifacts from other early hikers including Grandma Gatewood and Cesar Becerra. The museum also features changing exhibits, a children's discovery area to introduce children to the trail and outdoor activities, a thru-hiker photo display of 18,000 A.T. Hikers, a hiker's lounge and an indoor/outdoor story-telling center to encourage visitors to share hiking experiences. Open weekends Noon-4 p.m., the first weekend in April to Memorial Day, and Labor Day Monday to November 1st and seven days a week, noon to 4 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day Monday.