Museums

C&O Canal Museum

A trip to Allegany County, Maryland wouldn't be complete without spending some time experiencing the rich history & heritage of our region. We have a wide range of museums & heritage sites that will educate you with stories of our own American History, and the development of transportation from the railroad, C&O canal and the National Road.

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.
Evergreen Heritage Center is a farm for education, conservation & preservation.
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.
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.
Frontier home of Captain Michael Cresap, built in 1764. One of only 100 structures listed in "Colonial and Historical Homes of Maryland." Authentic centerpiece of pre-Revolutionary building in Allegany County.
Visit one of the top collections of horse-drawn vehicles representing all walks of life.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 172 Museum is a moving tribute based on the experiences of Chapter 172's members during the Vietnam War. The museum represents our story told through pictures, letters and the personal collections of many members
This museum houses a collection of our area's railroad heritage.