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Photo By: Rocky Gap Casino Resort
Red train in Cumberland
Cumberland is an historic town that has evolved into a vibrant arts community.

Once a military outpost manned by George Washington and considered "The Gateway to the West" for early American pioneers, Cumberland is now home to a thriving arts community. 

Gallery in the Cumberland Arts & Entertainment District

1 Cumberland A&E District

The City of Cumberland's A&E District was established in 2002 and is co-managed by the Allegany Arts Council and the City of Cumberland.

Take a ride aboard 1916 restored Baldwin Steam locomotive through the scenic mountains of Allegany County. Photo By: VisitMaryland.org

2 Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad round trip excursion, originating from Downtown Cumberland, and climbing high into the Allegheny Mountains to Downtown Frostburg, is an exciting mix of mountain scenery and rich transportation history. It’s an entertaining and educational experience for riders of all ages and interests.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-759-4400


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patio overlooking lake Photo By: Rocky Gap Casino Resort

3 Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort

Discover a world of relaxation just eight miles from Cumberland.  From lush views to lavish details, the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, overlooking Lake Habeeb and Rocky Gap State Park, turns weekend getaways into lasting memories.  Recharge in your suite overlooking the breathtaking view of the mountains and lake then step onto casino floor and experience the excitement. Golfers of all skill levels are drawn to the challenges and uniqueness of Rocky Gap's Jack Nicklaus Designed 18-hole Golf Course.


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Type:
Conference Centers


Location:
16701 Lakeview Dr NE
Flintstone, MD 21530
301-784-8400


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4 C&O Canal National Historical Park and Visitors Museum

The visitor center features a spacious exhibit area full of interactive and educational displays about the history of the C&O Canal and Cumberland. Pass through a model of the Paw Paw Tunnel and step back into the hey day of the canal. Awaiting you is a life size section of a canal boat. View exhibits on the canal's construction, cargo, mules, locks, and crew.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
13 Canal St, Room 100
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-722-8226


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Museum Photo By: AlleganyMuseumMD.org

5 Allegany Museum

The museum collection reflects the culture of the people of the Allegany region which is is geographically isolated by a range of ridges and valleys from the rest of Maryland and is linked  to the greater Appalachia region.  The Museum embraces the past and present and includes objects, ordinary and extraordinary, whose stories and meanings are rich and complex.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
3 Pershing St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-7200


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Brewery Photo By: 1812 Brewery

6 Cheers!

Charis Winery and Distillery, located in the Canal Place Shops in the downtown area of Cumberland, produces premium wines and Pomace Brandy. Also available for tasting and purchase are Elaia Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.

The McCagh family owned and operated 1812 Brewery  is located in a brick and wood barn, built in 1812, on the family's 190-acre farm nestled in the historic Evitts Creek Valley. The 1812 taproom offers six different beers on tap at a time. There is plenty of outdoor space to relax  and sample a flight or two.

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7 George Washington's Headquarters

This one room cabin, used by George Washington as a young aide to General Braddock, was built in 1754-55 and is the only remaining structure of Ft. Cumberland. Maintained and operated by the D.A.R. Cresap Chapter. The one-room cabin is not open to the public but has a window with an audio description.


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Type:
History & Heritage


Location:
Riverside Park at Greene St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-5132


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Featured Places
Western Maryland Railroad
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Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort front exterior
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Location:
16701 Lakeview Dr NE
Flintstone, MD 21530
Allegany Museum exterior
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Location:
3 Pershing St
Cumberland, MD 21502
George Washington Headquarters
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Location:
Riverside Park at Greene St
Cumberland, MD 21502
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