Cumberland, Maryland

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Cumberland, Maryland, USA

Attractions in Cumberland, Maryland

Amusements

  • 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.
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  • Appalachian Collection

    12401 Willowbrook Road Southeast
    Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
    301-784-5276
    Local history and genealogical resources covering Western Maryland.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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 peoples.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 shop. Open Tuesday through...
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  • 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)
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  • 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.
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Museums & Galleries

  • Allegany Arts Council Gallery

    52 Baltimore Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-2787
    Professional art gallery with rotating exhibits every six weeks.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 dealers and auction houses around...
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  • 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 live music, readings, and...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 for hours.
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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 as a transportation crossroad...
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Tours & Cruises

  • Heritage Koaches

    37 Baltimore Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    301-777-0293
    Horse-drawn carriages and trolley available for tours of historic Cumberland.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 events for local groups.
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