From the stunning church steeples easily seen by travelers on Interstate 68 to the phenomenal late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century architecture of the downtown Cumberland buildings, the city of Cumberland is an architectural delight. But it's not just the buildings that make Cumberland stand out. The downtown area boasts both Main Street Maryland and Arts and Entertainment District designations and is home to a collection of the county's art galleries and museums as well as a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, and one-of-a-kind boutiques and antique shops. 

Cumberland's juncture for the C&O Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage bike trails is the central location for riders traveling between Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC. The Potomac River flows through downtown, separating the city from the neighboring state of West Virginia. You could say Cumberland is the heartbeat of adventure, with ample opportunities to connect with nature and outfitters to get you started on your biking, kayaking, and fly-fishing excursions in and around the area. But for Cumberland, history may speak the loudest. You can almost sense the stories around you as you hear the loud whistle from the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad or walk the Washington Street historic district with residential architectural styles, ranging from Greek Revival to Victorian, Colonial Revival to bungalows. Immerse yourself in the tales of the underground tunnels of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, constructed in 1850 overtop the former Fort Cumberland trenches. According to oral history, the tunnels beneath the church became escaped slaves' last stop in slave territory before making their way to the Mason-Dixon Line just four miles north of Cumberland

Discover some of the region’s most impressive displays of mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century architecture and three centuries of American history through the Downtown Cumberland Walking Tour Map of Historic Places, with 32…

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The towns of Frostburg and Cumberland have ample street parking as well as municipal lots and parking garages to make it convenient for you to explore. Use our guide to help navigate locations, fee schedules, and payment apps.