Cove Gap, Pennsylvania: James Buchanan Birthplace Pyramid

America's 15th President -- considered one of its worst -- had a determined niece who fought to build a monument at his log cabin birthplace. The result is a 31-foot-tall, 300-ton rock pyramid in the woods.

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

Address:
State Forest Rd, Cove Gap, PA
Directions:
In Buchanan's Birthplace State Park. From US 30 at Fort Loudon take Hwy 75 south to Mercersburg, turn west onto Hwy 16, and follow the signs to Cove Gap and the park.
Hours:
Gates open daily 7-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
717-485-3948
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James Buchanan Pyramid.

James Buchanan Birthplace Pyramid

Nice small park setting. There is a path with information about James along the way. Path is only a couple hundred feet long. The scenery is amazing. Quiet and serene.

[Tammy Blevins, 08/29/2010]

Buchanan was America's 15th President, and by many accounts fairly terrible at the job. But a niece fought to build this 300-ton rock pyramid at the site of his log cabin birthplace in the woods.

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