The C&O Canal began as an early transportation roadway. Today it remains a natural and recreational treasure. Hiking and biking on the towpath is a great way to enjoy the parkland. A National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.


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13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD
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Rated 5 by TravelingJohnB80

October 21, 2021


Cool place to hang out and relax

Great place to hang out and relax or take a walk. There is a playground that my toddlers enjoyed playing on. There are also shops/restaurants to enjoy and a replica of a canal boat.

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Rated 5 by Thomas-GenevieveH

July 05, 2021


More than a museum

This location marks the end of the C&O canal towpath. Extending from DC for 184.5 miles, this spot is it. The museum located at this site (closed due to COVID) has accompanying outdoor info...

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Rated 5 by Gene R J

August 25, 2020

Gene R J

Historical center of Old Cumberland, MD.

Near the downtown exit of the freeway, we parked in a coin lot to the east of Parkview Liquor Store, under the freeway, and walked 1 block east to George Washington's HDQ. The small log house built...

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