Visitors to Gathland Hall are greeted at the door by George Alfred Townsend. Exhibits inside the museum explore Townsend’s life and career.
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The park was formerly the estate of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War correspondent, and Gathland Hall was his primary residence. It is now a museum.
Photo by: Khuyen Dinh
Located in Gathland State Park, the George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) home gives visitors a glimpse into the life of the 19th-century reporter and war correspondent. His former main residence, Gath Hall, displays relics of Townsend's life while Gath Lodge serves to educate visitors on the Civil War battle of South Mountain, which occurred on park land.
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