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!

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.
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.
Join us for a one-hour walking Ghost Tour in Western 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.
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.
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!
The historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad is one of America's most beautiful train rides.
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