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 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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Rated 4 by brandon3295

July 22, 2020



Really enjoyed visiting here and walking the property. Unfortunately was short lived a huge storm came in and we had to leave. Would love to visit again what a beautiful town. I'm not one of those...

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Rated 5 by Barb W

November 04, 2019

Barb W

Wonderful Museum

Wonderful and Educational Museum! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and interesting!I loved the canal boat life size model and relics from the days of canal travel.

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