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.

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park is an 18.5-acre park nestled in a gap of the Tuscarora Mountain in Franklin County. The park and surrounding forested mountains offer an abundance of beauty throughout the year.

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The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Picnicking: Picnic tables, drinking water, restrooms and two pavilions are in a wooded setting near Buck Run.


Fishing: Buck Run flows through the park and provides a population of native trout.

Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.


Access for People with Disabilities


The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.