Cumberland, Maryland

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Cumberland, Maryland, USA

Attractions in Cumberland, Maryland


  • 1819 Brew House
    12801 Ali Ghan Road NorthEast, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-7005, Built in 1819 as a tavern along the National Pike; hit by a cannonball in the Civil War. Open 11am-12M.  more info  map

  • Appalachian Collection
    12401 Willowbrook Road Southeast, Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
    301-784-5276, Local history and genealogical resources covering Western Maryland. more info  map

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Paw Paw Tunnel
    US 51, Cumberland, MD 21502
    Located Near Paw Paw, WV
    301-722-8226, This Chesapeake & Ohio landmark tunnel cuts through 3,118 feet of rock, making it a major engineering feat. A towpath, park, and picnic facilities are on-site. more info  map

  • National Road & Narrows
    North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-5132, The first federally funded highway in the United States, was re-routed in 1832 through the Narrows, a 1,000-foot natural gap between Wills and Haystack mountains. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Allegany County Historical Society
    218 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-8678, Victorian house with period and collection rooms used to develop exhibitions, programs, and events which relate to the history and traditions of the County and its... more info  map

  • Bell Tower Building
    City Hall Plz
    301-722-2820, Served as the police headquarters until 1936 and now houses the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce. more info  map

  • George Washington's Headquarters
    Riverside Park at Green Street
    301-722-2492, This log building served as George Washington's headquarters during the French and Indian War. Please call for schedule. more info  map

  • Gordon-Roberts House
    218 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-8678, Historic home that features Victorian period furniture, antiques, and displays pertaining to Allegany County history, carriage house, formal garden, and Victorian gift... more info  map

  • History House
    218 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777- 8678, Victorian house that is a respository for hundreds of items of local and national significance. Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am-4pm. Sunday from 1:30-4pm(May-October) more info  map

  • Washington Street Historic District
    Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    600 Block of Washington Street
    301-777-5905, American architectural history from the Federal style through Georgian Revival periods. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Allegany Arts Council Gallery
    52 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-2787, Professional art gallery with rotating exhibits every six weeks. more info  map

  • Allegany Museum
    3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-7200, This museum does a wonderful job of representing the region's unique heritage and contributions to our nation's development.  more info  map

  • F. Brooke Whiting Museum
    632 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-7782, The F. Brooke Whiting Museum houses Brooke Whiting's Master Collection, which he amassed through inheritance, world traveling, and dealings with prestigious antique... more info  map

  • Mountain City Traditional Art Center
    25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532
    301-687-8040, Offers a selection of local artwork, handcrafted items, and Appalachian-based products. The center hosts a variety of classes and workshops and they periodically provide... more info  map

  • Thrasher Carriage Museum
    19 Depot Street, Frostburg, MD 21532
    One of the top three collections of horse-drawn vehicles in the United States, including carriages, wagons, and sleighs. Call for schedule. more info  map

  • Transportation and Industrial Museum
    13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-5905, Allegany County's rich transportation, industrial and cultural heritage is depicted in the hundreds of artifacts and numerous photographs contained in this museum. Call... more info  map

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • C&O Canal National Park Exhibit Center
    13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-722-0542, A 3,200-foot exhibit center in Western Maryland Station which tells the story of the C&O Canal in Cumberland. Exhibits on boat building, the coal industry, and the area... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Heritage Koaches
    37 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-0293, Horse-drawn carriages and trolley available for tours of historic Cumberland. more info  map

  • Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
    13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-759-4400, Take a 3-hour round trip from Cumberland to Frostburg on a Baldwin 1916 steam locomotive. Call for schedule.  more info  map

  • Westmar Tours
    37 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-0293, A destination company offering package tours for schools, churches, motorcoach groups, family reunions, meetings and conventions. They also plan cruises and special... more info  map


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