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.

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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.
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!
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.
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.
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, education center, and special event venue.
The Palace Theatre shows a mix of classic, independent, documentary, and foreign films, and hosts live music, plays, and speakers. Check website for event days and times as actual operating hours vary.
This is the oldest church building in Frostburg, Maryland, built in 1846 by the English Lutherans, sold to the German Lutherans in 1865, and now the United Church of Christ.