Buchanan's Birthplace State Park


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

In addition to the president’s memorial are two picnic pavilions, picnic tables, restrooms and drinking water. Buck Run flows through the park and hosts a population of native trout. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations on approved trout waters apply to Buck Run.

The Tuscarora Trail passes to the west of the park. The trail serves as a bypass to the Appalachian Trail and follows the crest of the Tuscarora Mountain.

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This circular map shows the roads leading to Buchanan's Birthplace State Park, Pennsylvania.

This map of Pennsylvania highlights Buchanan's Birthplace State Park in the southcentral part of the state.

The park is between McConnellsburg and Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, near the village of Cove Gap along PA 16. From U.S. 30 at Fort Loudon, take PA 75 south and follow signs to Cove Gap and the park.

GPS DD:  Lat. 39.86813  Long. -77.95282

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park