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Appalachian Trail Museum, Gardners

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The Appalachian Trail Museum is located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Gardners, Pennsylvania, United States, and commemorates pioneer Appalachian Trail builders and hikers including those in the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame. Artifacts include a 1959 trail shelter from Peters Mountain and vintage hiking and trail building equipment.
The museum was conceived in 1998 and is located in a stone gristmill building of the former Pine Grove Iron Works. It is the first museum in the United States dedicated to a hiking trail.
The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends until October 31 and reopens April 1. Parking is adjacent to the Furnace Stack Picnic Pavilion. Admission is free.

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  • This was our first visit to the Museum even though we live in this area. Very enjoyable walk around the area as well.  more »
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  • We loved the Pine Creek Furnace State Park. Among the many amenities was the Appalachian Trail Museum. It was comprised of two stories of displays, one geared to the history of the trail and the pioneers who helped develop it and the other was a kids museum with facts about each state, a reading area, and a nightime display with animal sounds. It didn't take long to go through, but it was very educational and well done. Take a book home from the gift shop to learn more about the founders, animals or the trail outposts.
  • It's a great spot to stop. I was leading a group of m/c riders. Having a sticker as a souvenir would have been cool. It is the center of the A trail...

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