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Address: 900 Arnoldstown Road, Burkittsville, MD
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Stunning Little Gem

Gathland State Park has both the ruins of the Gath estate -- a crumbling barn, the foundations of the library -- and the stunning preserved Civil War monuments that George Alfred... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Gathland State Park has both the ruins of the Gath estate -- a crumbling barn, the foundations of the library -- and the stunning preserved Civil War monuments that George Alfred Townsend commissioned, including the famous War Correspondents' Arch. This area is particularly stunning in the fall when the leaves change, but it's lovely in every season and not far... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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90 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If a stroll through some of these woods looks a little familiar, you've probably seen them before, as these woods made for much of the backdrop of the original Blair Witch Project film. The woods themselves aren't exactly popping with color nor does the trail make for a spectacular hike, but the park itself does make for an interesting history... More 

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Hedgesville, West Virginia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden treasure for anyone interested in history and the great outdoors. Clean Park that is well managed. We did some hiking and camping with a short tour of the exhibits. Great for the day or overnight adventure.

Thank 94prc
Merrimac, Massachusetts
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221 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I wanted to check out this attraction while in the area. You just drive on this very back country road and all of a sudden this giant archway appears in front of you. What a sight. There were some re-enactors there. They hadn't started their presentation yet so we don't know exactly what they were going to do. There was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We hiked that section of the Appalachian trail: six miles from parking lot to the river, a 12-mile return trail. Mostly goes up and down along the ridge. Beautiful views of the valley and the river. Follow the white blazes. The cliff area is impressive: be mindful if you are hiking with kids. Not recommended for children. Beautiful Civil war... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We had a gorgeous day but didn't hike much because of remaining slush. Will definitely come back to try again

Thank Kae0420
Dousman, Wisconsin
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244 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We were a little surprised to see on the battlefield a monument to war correspondents but it was beautiful. The park has some interesting areas besides it's just a lovely place to stop and check out. A main road runs right thru it but in order to understand what happened here, a tour guide would be helpful

Thank Monica58860
Lothian, Maryland
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We never got to visit as we had our 19' rv, and if we pulled into the lot, we would not have been able to get out.

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Liked the war correspondents memorial,beautiful stone work and arch! Can start the Appalachian trail from there!

Thank William C
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I took my Brownie troop here to hike a little on the Appalachian Trail. Really fun short hike for them; a half mile from the parking lot is where the AT really starts, and there is a very cool hikers shelter there that they could check out. Some hikers were actually there drying out from a huge storm, and let... More 

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