Traveling Trunks

Black trunk holding historic artifacts including a shirt, photo of a hut, and iron tongs

NPS Photo/ D. Franklin

Close Encounters of the Catoctin Kind

(5TH Grade, Ages 9-11)

THEME: Cultural Heritage

Units: Native American Indians, African Americans, Charcoal/Iron Industry, Sawmill and Whiskey Still Industries.

An educational traveling trunk filled with treasures, pieces of our past, linking the local school curriculum with our park's heritage. Five discovery units, objects, artifacts, teacher background information, and suggested student activities included. Teachers are responsible for trunk pick up and return to Park. No cost.

To request the loan of the traveling trunk, please send a letter to:

Catoctin Mountain Park, c/o Chief Ranger, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD, 21788 or use the Contact Us link.

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


301 663-9388

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