Appalachian Trail Museum

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Basic Information

Address: 1120 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324
Phone Number: 17174868126
Director: Nathaniel Shank

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, April 30 - Weekends, Noon to 4pm. Saturday, May 6 to Sunday July 16 - 9am to 4pm every day. Monday, July 17 to Sunday, August 20 - Noon to 4pm every day. August 23 to October 29 - Noon to 4pm Wednesday thru Sunday. Open Labor Day and Columbus Day.

The Appalachian Trail Museum is a non-profit organization designated to protecting and preserving the history of the Appalachian Trail and educating others about the importance of environmental stewardship.
Amoung the artifacts that are on display at the museum are trail signs from many locations along the trail including the northern and southern terminus, hiking gear used by the first hikers, equipment used to build the trail in the 1920's and 30's, and a shelter that was built by the first person to complete the trail.
The lower floor of the museum is designated to chilrens exhibits though it is great for all age groups. It has been desinged to similate a state by state hike of the trail with exhibits explaining each state along the route.

Grade Levels:
Disabled Access:

Single ADA Parking spot and ADA entrance to main floor exhibits.

Admission/Tickets: Admission is free but donations are very welcome. Suggested donation is $3.
Registration: Please notify Nathaniel Shank at before a group visit.
Food: Food and beverages are not permitted in the museum.
Length of Visit: Approx. 30min.+/-
Max. Group Number: 15+/-
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: At the Museum gift shop there are Appalachian Trail Museum patches, pins, stickers, bandanas, hats, shirts and a variety of books.
Reservations Needed: Please notify Nathaniel Shank at before a group visit.

The Appalachian Trail Museum is located within the Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Nearby Attractions: Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Appalachian Trail, Iron Masters Mansion, Laurel Lake
Mission Statement:

The Appalachian Trail Museum Society serves the Appalachian Trail community by telling the stories of the founding, construction, preservation, maintenance, protection, and enjoyment of the Trail since its creation. The Museum will collect, preserve, and interpret materials relevant to these subjects in an effort to portray not only the history of the Trail, but also the essence of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual human experience of the Appalachian environment and the culture of hiking.

Facility History:

The Museum building was designed to be a grist mill in the late 1800s. Then in the late 1900s it became a residence. It finally became a museum in 2010.

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