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Mountain Maryland Museum Week

The 3rd Annual Mountain Maryland Museum Week will take place June 7-16, 2024.

Mountain Maryland Museum Week is a 10-day promotion celebrating Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland's three centuries of American history. We invite you to travel back in time as you explore our museum attractions and history and heritage-focused experiences celebrating America's early transportation milestones as told in our rivers, rails, trails, mountains, and towns.

SCHEDULE
Below is the availability for our museum partners during our 3rd Annual Mountain Maryland Museum Week.

  FRI.
June 7
SAT.
June 8
SUN.
June 9
MON.
June 10
TUES.
June 11
WED.
June 12
THUR.
June 13
FRI.
June 14
SAT.
June 15
SUN.
June 16
Allegany Museum 11-5 11-5 1-5     11-5 11-5 11-5 11-5 1-5
C. William
Gilchrist
1-4 1-4 1-4         1-4 1-4 1-4
Emmanuel
Episcopal Church
  12-4 12-4           12-4 12-4
Evergreen
Heritage Center
      10-12   10-12 10-12 10-12    
Frostburg Museum   12-2     9-12   9-12   12-2  

George Washington's Headquarters

  10-6 10-6           10-6 10-6
Gordon Roberts House 10-4 10-4 10-4         10-4 10-4 10-4
LaVale Toll
Gate House
            12-4 12-4 12-4 12-4
Mountain City Traditional Arts 12-5 12-5 12-5   12-5 12-5 12-5 12-5 12-5 12-5
Wills Creek
Museum
  12-4 12-4           12-4 12-4

 

Participating Museums

  • 3 Pershing Street
  • (301) 777-7200

The Allegany Museum offers an in-depth journey through Allegany County and the surrounding region's history, spanning from the arrival of Native Americans 12,000 years ago to the 20th century Industry. The museum also highlights the evolution of transportation, featuring the…

  • 104 Washington Street
  • (240) 580-1070

The C. William Gilchrist Gallery and Museum is a charming early 19th-century Federal mansion, built-in 1845, in transitional Federal-Greek Revival architectural style. It houses six renovated galleries (those on the ground floor comprising the Gilchrist Gallery), an art library…

  • 16 Washington Street
  • (301) 777-3364

Emmanuel's history begins at the very dawn of our life as a nation. Events took place on the site of the Church that led directly to the founding of our nation. As Cumberland grew, so did the Parish ' as a community of faith and as a force for justice in the community. FORT…

  • 15613 Trimble Road NW
  • (301) 687-0664

This historic farm, located just outside Mt. Savage, was established over 200 years ago. It includes three museums (the Farmhouse Museum, Agricultural Museum in the c.1783 barn, and the Coal Camp Museum) plus acres of gardens, greenhouses, a sawmill, and three outdoor pavilions…

  • 50 E Main Street
  • (301) 689-1195

Check out our new location on Main Street, in Frostburg, MD.  The Braddock Stone, a local highway marker carved from stone in the 1800s, is housed in a replica pavilion outside the front entrance of Main Street, Frostburg, Maryland, location.

  • 38 Greene Street
  • (240) 496-7145

The Headquarters of George Washington is a historic site, located at 38 Greene Street, in the historic downtown district of Cumberland, Maryland. The centerpiece and primary attraction at the site is a historic log cabin twice occupied by George Washington, the first President of…

  • 25 East Main Street
  • (301) 687-8040

Mountain City Traditional Arts is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation, and perpetuation of regional art and cultural heritage. Located at 25 East Main Street, in Downtown Frostburg's Arts & Entertainment District, Mountain City Traditional Arts features a diverse…

  • 218 Washington Street

While museums can give you a sense of what life was like in the late 1800s, your best glimpse back in time is the Gordon Roberts House. Named for the two families that resided here, today it is owned by the Allegany County Historical Society and open for tours. This historic…

  • 14302 National Highway
  • (301) 777-5132

Constructed in 1811, the National Road, the first federally funded road, made Cumberland "The Gateway to the West," establishing mile marker one. Travel the road as it cuts through the Narrows in LaVale, a spectacular 1,000-foot breach between Wills and Haystack Mountains that…

  • 28 Washington Street
  • (410) 299-0481

Wills Creek Museum and Tour Center highlights Cumberland's history beginning with the French and Indian War and Fort Cumberland and includes tours of historic Emmanuel Parish and its underground tunnels. The Tour Center will highlight and direct visitors to other historic…


GET OUT AND EXPLORE

Allegany County, 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.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a three-hour round trip excursion from Cumberland to Frostburg on their fully-restored 1309 steam engine, the largest operating locomotive of its type in the world.

History & Museums

Allegany County, 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…

Special Events

Hoop House Hunt at Evergreen Jun 14

Join Evergreen Heritage Center in Mt. Savage, Maryland, for Mountain Maryland Museum Week 2024. Museum Week is a 10-day promotion celebrating Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland's three centuries of American history. Evergreen Heritage Center is a 130-acre historic…

Ice Cream Train Jun 14

Cool off, chill out, roll on! Looking for a fun family outing this Summer? Choose from 3 scheduled times: 6 PM, 7 PM, or 8 PM with seating for all ages in both Coach and Open-Air cars. Upon arrival and check-in at our beautiful station in downtown Cumberland, you will select an…

Cumberland Historic Ghost Tour Jun 15

Cumberland Historic Ghost Tours will conduct a one-hour walking tour of Cumberland’s most haunted sites on Saturday, June 15, at 7:00 PM. The tour will begin at the Allegany County Library on Washington Street where guests will be greeted by guides in historic costumes. Guests…

Historic Sites

These historic sites are free and open to the public at any point from dawn until dusk. 

  • 17 Howard Street

If you have toured the C&O Canal, chances are you have learned a lot about the history of transportation and the Civil War. The only thing missing from your experience is the boat. Located along the Trestle Walk at Canal Place, The Cumberland allows visitors to learn about life…

Located near the Frostburg Depot and Great Allegheny Switchback, this brand new immersive memorial honors more than 700 miners who lost their lives in the region’s coal mines from 1838 to 2007.

  • Iron Furnace Park, Main Street

Built in 1837 by the George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, the Iron Furnace was the first in the United States to successfully use coal and coke fuel rather than charcoal to produce pig iron. The massive furnace produced nearly 75 tons of iron per week at its height of…

  • 3 Union Street

Lefty Grove was born in the small coal-mining town of Lonaconing, Maryland, on March 6, 1900. He rose from the depths of abject poverty to become one of the greatest players in baseball history. Lefty retained a residence in Lonaconing throughout his baseball career. He raised…

  • Riverside Park

Authorized during Thomas Jefferson's administration and constructed beginning in 1811, the National Road was the main transport path for thousands of settlers and helped to physically unite the young nation during its westward expansion. About 620 miles long, the National Road…

  • Paw Paw Tunnel

Stretching from Georgetown to Cumberland, the canal was used as a way to transport rich natural resources such as iron ore, coal, and timber, from the West to the Eastern Seaboard, which fueled the development of the canal. Located at mile-post 155.2 of the canal, the Paw Paw…

  • 535 FAYETTE ST
  • (301) 777-3364

Located at 535 Fayette St., about ¾ mile from the Church, Rose Hill is both the Parish cemetery and resting place of most of Cumberland's historic personages. Rose Hill was given to Emmanuel by the family of Captain David Lynn, who was given the land in payment for services…

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