This tour will depart from Point of Rocks Train Station in Point of Rocks, Maryland, with our next stop at Gathland State Park. Astride the ridge known as South Mountain, near Burkittsville at Crampton's Gap, lies Gathland State Park. The home of an unusual man, Gathland was an architecturally unique estate made up of as many as 20 structures, many of them built of rugged stone, individual in purpose and design. A number of buildings still stand, and the remains of others may be seen by visitors to the park. Our next stop is Fort Ritchie, in Cascade, Maryland. This is an abandoned military base. We will end up at Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant in Hagerstown, Maryland for lunch around noon. This is an excellent German restaurant, that is a favorite on many tours.