The Gordon Roberts House

The Gorden-Roberts House

Visit the Gordon-Roberts House and enjoy a soothing cup of tea, served by an elegantly costumed docent, as you embark on a memorable journey back in time. Strains of period music add to the ambiance as you walk the halls of this lovely 1867 Victorian home.

The home has been occupied by only two families. Judge Josiah Gordon built the house and his family lived in the home for twenty years. Josiah served in the Maryland House of Delegates and was a President of the C&O Canal. The second and last family to occupy the home was the W. Milnor Roberts family. Mr. Roberts was an engineer involved in building railroads in Brazil. During the early time period of the Roberts family, Cumberland was the second largest city in Maryland and Washington Street, on which the home is located, was a political arena. Governor Lloyd Lowndes, state senators, and U.S. House of Representatives members lived on the street and were entertained by the Roberts family.

Today, the home is owned by the Allegany County Historical Society. Visitors have the opportunity to explore life in the late 1800s of an upper middle class family and their servants. The period rooms of three floors of the home display all aspects of home life - furnishings, clothing, textiles, art, toys, and more.

Phone: 301-777-8678 Address: 218 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
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Upcoming Events
'Everyone Counts' Book Debut February 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Fourth Friday Tea Series March 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Cumberland’s 1912 Home Coming, Historian Andrew Sparber

Hands-on-History April 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Beekeeping & Small Business with Sandy Arnold of “Garden City Bees”

Fourth Friday Tea Series April 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mount Savage, MD, Historian Dennis Lashley

Fourth Friday Tea Series May 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Historic Textiles of the Civil War, Reenactor Melissa Van Osten

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