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Jefferson, Maryland: Fake Castle for War Correspondents

Completed in 1896, an imposing 50-foot-high front wall of a castle memorializes reporters killed in the Civil War. It was built by a former war reporter, and long after he died it was found that he got a lot of the names wrong.

Gathland State Park

Address:
1005-1037 Arnoldtown Rd, Jefferson, MD
Directions:
Gathland State Park. Either drive east one mile from MD-67 on Gapland Rd, or west one mile from MD-17 on Main St./Gapland Rd. At the intersection of Gapland and Arnoldtown Rds.
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Fake Castle for War Correspondents

We came across this little gem on our way to Spook Hill (Gravity Vortex, Gravity Hill). Very impressive. With a lot of history.

[Dawn & Chad, 05/13/2024]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Spook HillSpook Hill, Burkittsville, MD - < 1 mi.
First Washington MonumentFirst Washington Monument, Middletown, MD - 6 mi.
Doug Bast's House of HistoryDoug Bast's House of History, Boonsboro, MD - 7 mi.
In the region:
Whittaker Chambers' Pumpkin Patch, Westminster, MD - 38 mi.

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