Directions and Lodging
Latitude, Longitude: 40.032988, -77.304626
N40° 1.9793', W077° 18.2776'
Some 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.
From I-81: Take Exit 37, Rt 233 south about 7.8 miles.
From Rt 30: Between Chambersburg and
Gettysburg, take Rt 233 north about 13.3 miles north.
From Mount Holly Springs, PA Rt 34: Between Gettysburg and Carlisle.
SR-34 / 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
Turn by Turn Directions
The Museum is located in the Old Mill near the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.
Camping Sites and other lodging in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park Area
Pine 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.
Organized 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 play field.
Paymasters 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 prices apply.
Ironmasters Mansion: The historic Ironmasters Mansion is managed by the Central PA Conservancy (CPC).
This historic property has 28-bed dormitory-style accommodations where hikers and other visitors to the park can stay overnight for a nominal charge. This 1829 Mansion is available as a venue for meetings, workshops, weddings, reunions, camps and other group functions.
For reservations call (717) 486-4108 or
Pine Grove Furnace was built during the era of the American Revolution, and one of its first operators was Michael Ege. In 1815, his son, Peter Ege, who built the mansion and enjoyed the longest tenure of any ironmaster, inherited Pine Grove Furnace. The Ironmaster’s Mansion serves as a hostel and prominent halfway resting area for Appalachian Trail hikers.
Mountain Creek Campground
- 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
200 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324 phone: (717) 486-8000
1120 Pine Grove Road
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Gardners, PA 17324-9078
The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau has a great "Find A Room" tool. CLICK HERE to go to it.
Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast
Downtown Carlisle Historic District
148 South Hanover Street
Carlisle PA 17013
Pheasant 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 service
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.
The Holly Inn
31 S. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Please call (717) 486-3823 to reserve a room. The Holly Inn is about 10 miles from the Old Mill and close to the A.T. They will also shuttle A.T. hikers.
The Country Inn & Suites
1529 Commerce Ave, Carlisle, PA 17015
1164 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013
Sleep Inn Carlisle
5 E Garland Dr, Carlisle Pa 17013
Sleep Inn Carlisle is a 99 room hotel with an indoor pool, fitness, free wifi and free deluxe continental breakfast. We are located next to Cracker Barrel and a short walk to Chilis Restaurant
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlisle
1528 Commerce Ave, Carlisle, PA 17015
The pet friendly FFI&S offers a complimentary breakfast buffet with hot items, along with complimentary internet, an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. Guests will receive discounts at local restaurants.
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Michael's Shuttle Service
(717) 497-6022 mike@ATshuttler.com
"You pay the fare, I'll take you anywhere!"
Serving the AT hiking community since 1990. Specializing in long and short shuttles for thru hikers and section hikers alike, as far north or south as needed. Serving ALL airports, train stations and bus stations. Competitive rates. Repeat customer discounts.