From the Department of Natural Resources:
On Saturday, May 7, 2011, Susquehanna State Park will open the Rock Run Historic Area from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. To highlight recent renovations, the public will be able to preview historic points of interest including the Rock Run Mansion, built in 1804, the Rock Run Grist Mill and the Jersey Toll House. Park staff and volunteers will be available to provide tours, grist mill demonstrations and other special activities for this event, including nature programs, Kids Fish for Fun, Children of Yesteryear, and live animals on display.
The river town of Rock Run was flourishing in the 1800’s. Local industries centered on mills, iron forges, fish smokehouses and ice harvesting. Over time the once essential industries of the past were replaced with modern technology and a constantly evolving culture. What is still remaining of this almost forgotten town is preserved within Susquehanna State Park for the enjoyment of our visitors.
Susquehanna State Park will be reopening their Rock Run Historic Area on Memorial Day weekend. However, this is an opportunity for visitors to get an early preview and participate in some additional activities.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be available upon request with a seven day prior notice. Pets are not allowed in historic area buildings, but may be kept supervised outside on a leash. A service charge of $2 per vehicle applies (out-of-state registered vehicles add $1) if parking at the Deer Creek Picnic area for shuttling service.
This will be a shine only event, to be held weather permitting. There will not be a rain date for this event. For more information call the Susquehanna State Park office at 410-734-9035 or 410-557-7994.
Susquehanna State Park WEBSITE: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/susquehanna.asp