The Appalachian Trail Museum is a world-class institution that preserves and interprets the history of the Trail; engages visitors in the present-day Trail and its community, and creates a call-to-action to maintain and preserve the Appalachian Trail and its culture into the future.
The Appalachian Trail Museum collects, preserves, displays, and interprets materials related to the Appalachian Trail following best practices and striving for excellence in operations, visitor services, and portrayal of the Appalachian Trail experience.
The Appalachian Trail Museum is located in the Old Mill, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, along the Appalachian Trail and very close to its mid-point in Michaux State Forest, PA.
The museum opened its doors to the public on June 5, 2010. Today, exhibits occupy three floors of the Old Mill and engage visitors of all ages in exhibits that tell the history of America's first National Scenic Trail, its present-day hiking culture, and its future as a footpath that invites all to experience the best of the "Wild East" from Maine to Georgia. A research library occupies the upper floor.
Volunteers are critical to the success of the Appalachian Trail Museum and assist in every aspect of operating the museum, such as cataloging artifacts, welcoming visitors, gardening, painting, planning exhibit, offering programs, etc. We invite you to join our A.T. museum community by contacting the museum manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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