History & Heritage

Canal museum

Mountain Maryland boasts three centuries of American history. The heyday of Allegany County was the turn of the 20th century and, luckily for visitors, many of the homes, commercial centers and transportation hubs of that era have been preserved and are managed as visitor and community enrichment attractions. History lives here. You are more than welcome to visit it!

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Experience life in Allegany County throughout the eras. A first class museum intended to preserve the area's history and become a major heritage attraction.
Explore the rich history of the C&O Canal and Cumberland.
A charming early 19th-century Federal mansion with six renovated galleries, an art library and landscaped gardens is the setting for a rotating schedule of art exhibits from various media and theme-oriented presentations.
Located along the Trestle Walk at Canal Place, The Cumberland allows visitors to learn about life in the heyday of the canal.
Canal Place, Maryland's first certified Heritage Area, is located at the historic western terminus of the C&O Canal in Cumberland.
Celebrating Western Maryland's rich railroad history and heritage, with an O Gauge model railroad display.
The Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization is dedicated to preserving the area's rich historic heritage.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is a 19th century built on the site of Fort Cumberland. Features unique architecture, stained glass windows, original drawings and tours of Fort Cumberland tunnels. Pastor: Rev. Martha N. Macgill, Rector.
The Evergreen Heritage Center is a 200 year old historical property that hosts tours, programs, and events.
An historic house museum with a world class art collection located in Western Maryland. Experience the art a worldwide connoisseur left behind!
Located in the Hill Street School building, the museum details the story of life in Frostburg and provides a wide variety of genealogical information.
The Headquarters of George Washington is a historic site located at 38 Greene Street in the historic downtown district of Cumberland, Maryland.
The furnace, erected in 1837, used coal and coke rather than charcoal to make iron; an early-American success. The Iron Furnace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Silk Mill still stands in Lonaconing, as it did 50 years ago.
The Maryland and West Virginia Model Railroad Association layout is an attraction not to be missed!
Mountain City Traditional Arts is a venue in Downtown Frostburg that is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of regional art and craft.
Mt. Savage is home of the first iron rail rolled in America. Visit the Mt. Savage Museum, Bank, Jail, Union Mining Co. Building and Old Iron Furnace Area.
Constructed in 1811, the National Road, the first federally funded road, made Cumberland "The Gateway to the West", establishing mile marker one.
Monument commemorating the 200th anniversary of the National Road. The National Road (also known as the Cumberland Road, and later US Route 40), was the first major improved highway in the United States built by the federal government.
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