Appalachian Trail Museum is located in Pennsylvania's
Pine Grove Furnace State Park, about two miles from
the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail -- halfway between
Maine and Georgia.
Appropriately, the Museum is housed in a building that
is itself a historical artifact, a structure built more
than two hundred years ago as a grist mill. It stands
across the road from the Pine Grove General Store, a
site famed in hiker lore. It is here that thru-hikers
traditionally stop to celebrate reaching the midpoint
by eating -- or attempting to eat -- a half gallon of
ice cream in one sitting.
Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, May, 5 Weekends,
noon to 4:00PM
Saturday, May 11 to Sunday July 7 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Monday, July 8 to Sunday, August 4 noon to 4:00PM
August 5 to November 3; noon to 4:00PM *Wednesday thru
(Open Labor Day Monday, September 2, and, Columbus Day,
Monday, October, 14)
Free! Come on in! Donations are welcome and essential
for the expansion into other parts of the building to
feature other important aspects of the Trail.
1100 Pine Grove Road
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Gardners, PA 17324-9078
Mapping Programs place this address too far to the north.
The intersection of Rt 233 and Pine Grove Rd has the
Park Office on the East side. The Appalachian Trail
Museum is a few hundred feet south of there along with
parking and the Pine Grove Furnace.
I-81: Take Exit 37, Rt 233 south about 7.8 miles.
Rt 30: Between Chambersburg and
Gettysburg, take Rt 233 north about 13.3 miles north.
Mount Holly Springs, PA Rt 34: Between Gettysburg
/ N Baltimore Ave 1.3 miles
Turn right to stay on SR-34 / Yates St 2.0 miles
Bear right onto Green Mountain Rd 0.7 miles
Bear right onto Pine Grove Rd 3.7 miles
Keep right to stay on Pine Grove Rd 2.4 miles
Keep straight onto SR-233 / Pine Grove Rd 0.1 miles
Arrive at 1120 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, PA 17324-8837
Field Bed & Breakfast
150 Hickorytown Rd
We frequently host thru-hikers because we are located
just 1/2 mile off of the trail and provide free shuttle
to/from the tail head. We are pet friendly and offer
a full breakfast
as early as 6:30 AM for hikers who want to get a good
start on the day.
Please call 717-258-3211 to reserve a room. Allenberry
is in Boiling Springs about 15 miles from the Old Mill
and close to the A.T.
Sites and other lodging in the Pine Grove Furnace State
Grove Furnace State Park
70 tent and trailer sites are available year-round.
The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, and
a sanitary dump station. A seasonal camp store is 0.25-mile
from the campground. Pets are permitted on designated
sites for a fee.
Group Tenting: Organized adult or youth groups may reserve
the rustic area year-round. The area is divided into
six separate sites with capacities varying from 35 to
50 people each, or the entire camp can be reserved.
The sites are in a wooded area surrounding an open playfield.
Cabin: This historic house is available for rent
year-round. It has a modern kitchen, dining room, living
room, bathroom and three bedrooms that sleeps six people
and is near the camp store. Guests should bring all
essentials like sheets, linens and dishes. Modern cabin
Mansion: The historic Ironmaster's Mansion is open
due to the help of the Central PA Conservancy (CPC)
and over 4,800 hours of volunteer help.
Visitors are able to stay at the mansion and reservations
can already be made for meetings, weddings, groups and
hikers wishing to stay at the Mansion. The Cumberland
Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) will be partnering with
the Ironmaster's Mansion and is taking the reservations.
"We are delighted to assist the Ironmaster's Mansion
by taking reservations and look forward to strengthening
our partnership with this historic, educational and
recreational asset," said CVVB Director of Tourism,
Shireen Farr. For reservations call 717-486-4108 or
This renovated historic brick structure, formerly Peter
Ege's ironmaster's mansion, was operated by American
Youth Hostel, Inc. at one time. Overnight, dormitory-style
lodging, cooking and dining facilities are available.
For more information contact the manager, 717-486-7575.
- It has all the amenities one could possibly imagine
for a campground
349 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324
Phone: (717) 486-7681 Fax: (717) 486-8306
Camp Ground (formerly Tagg Run) Camp Ground
200 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324 phone: (717)
Has cabins for rent. http://cherokeecampingpa.com/
a peek at the Appalachian Trail Museum through the four
minute video made by one of our ATMS members, TrailAngel
the museum has exhibits devoted to early founders of
the trail Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery, as well as
some of the early Pioneer thru-hikers including Earl
Shaffer, Grandma Gatewood, Gene Espy, and Ed Garvey.
Another one of the highlights is the last remaining
shelter built by Earl Shaffer that has been painstakingly
dismantled and then reassembled inside the museum. A
computer station has access to a database of over 10,000
pictures of thru-hikers as they passed through Harper's
Ferry and stopped at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
to check in, or just to say "Hi".
Pine Grove Road