Historical Sites

George Washington's Headquarters

There are many historically important sites in our region including George Washington's Headquarters, one of the oldest iron furnaces in the country, and the C&O Canal Visitors Museum. Be sure to save time to visit some of these unique places.

Explore the rich history of the C&O Canal and Cumberland.
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.
The Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization is dedicated to preserving the area's rich historic heritage.
One of Cumberland's best-loved events. This tour includes a free trolley shuttle between homes.
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.
Evergreen Heritage Center is a farm for education, conservation & preservation.
Experience the art a worldwide connoisseur left behind!
The Headquarters of George Washington is a historic site located at 38 Greene Street in the historic downtown district of Cumberland, Maryland.
This grand historical Victorian hotel has 12 rooms and two extended stay suites. Built in 1896, the historic Gunter Hotel opened its doors on New Year's Day in 1897.
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.
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.
Old Bedford Village offers a rich variety of educational and entertainment activities. Visitors of all ages will enjoy our military and civilian re-enactments, colonial crafts, festivals, murder mystery evenings, and more!
Shaw Mansion is registered historic residence built in 1872. It is nearly 6,000 square foot and has over 20 rooms and features 8 working fireplaces. It sits on 6 acres and is nestled in the beautiful Georges Creek region of Allegany County, Maryland.
An 1867 Victorian home built for Josiah Gordon, President of the C&O Canal. It is now a museum that gives visitors the opportunity to explore life in the late 1800s of an upper middle class family and their servants.
"The Narrows" is a compact, notched valley that Wills Creek has carved into Wills and Haystack mountains. The National Road passes through this steep, narrow river valley located in Cumberland.
Built in 1911, the Palace Theatre shows a mix of classic, independent, documentary, and foreign films, and hosts live music, plays, and speakers
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