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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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 located between McConnellsburg and Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, near the village of Cove Gap along PA Route 16. From U.S. Route 30 at Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania take PA Route 75 south and follow the 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