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Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

This park is nestled in the gap of Tuscarora Mountain. Dedicated in honor of the 15th president of the United States, this narrow, peaceful hollow is the site of James Buchanan's birthplace. A stone pyramid monument surrounded by majestic conifers stands on the site of the original cabin where he was born. Buck Run is a native brook trout stream.

2831 Stony Batter Road, Mercersburg, A 17236

Phone

717-485-3948

Website

dcnr.pa.gov

Region

South

Manager

Jeffrey Johns

Email

cowansgapsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Life of James Buchanan

Join the park naturalist for a look at the life of James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States. We will cover from his life as a boy on the...

10/1 1pm
Life of James Buchanan

Come out for our October program at Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park and join the park naturalist for a look at the life of James Buchanan, the fifteenth...

10/1 1pm
Captives!

Join the park naturalist to hear some stories of early settlers captured by Native Americans. Learn how some made their way home and why some chose to stay...

11/5 1pm

Recent Events

End of the Trail

6/4/2022

Recent Activity