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!

"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.
A resource for your genealogical needs.
The Allegany County Historical Society owns and operates three museum sites in the county.
Stop in for information about area attractions, directions, and maps.
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.
Genealogy resource at Allegany College of Maryland
Arts of Evergreen workshops are fun and highly personal art experiences which may be taken as a series or as individual classes, and are designed for everyone, whether experienced artists or those seeking personal creative development. An art background i
Barton, Maryland
Explore the rich history of the C&O Canal and Cumberland.
Learn about life in the heyday of the canal.
Maryland's first Certified Heritage Area
Genealogy research source for Allegany County
The gallery at City Hall in Cumberland, MD displays the work of talented local artists.
The Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization is dedicated to preserving our area's rich historic heritage. For a list of cemeteries, locations, and guided tours, call 301-722-4624 or visit www.chco-online.org. Tours are held year-round.
Welcome to beautiful Historic Cumberland from the Western Maryland Heritage Association! Our website features downloadable walking tour podcasts of the major historic attractions in our city.
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.
Forget the scenery and enjoy the nightlife! In addition to our daytime excursions, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad also offers evening trains, including Murder Mysteries, for an entertaining night out!
The Evergreen Mansion/Museum is located at the Evergreen Heritage Center.
Experience the F. Brooke Whiting House of Art, a 1911 American Bungalow located in Cumberland's Historic Washington Street district.
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