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Street Address: 2831 Stony Batter Road Mercersburg, PA 17236
Mailing Address: c/o Cowan's Gap State Park 6235 Aughwick Road Fort Loudon, PA 17224
Park Manager: Ken Gwin
Contact Info: 717-485-3948
cowansgapsp@pa.gov
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Park Description

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.

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