Top Things to See and Do in Cumberland
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.
1 Cumberland A&E District
Cumberland's A&E District was established in 2002 and is co-managed by the Allegany Arts Council and the City of Cumberland. Allegany Arts Council maintains two exhibition spaces, the Saville Gallery and the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery, that feature the artwork of local, regional and national artists - visitors are always welcome! While in Cumberland, you may also catch a production at the Cumberland Theatre or attend a hands-on workshop at the town’s Graphicus Atelier printmaking studio.
2 Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad round trip excursion, originating in 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.
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 Rocky Gap's Jack Nicklaus Designed 18-hole Golf Course.
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. The visitor center offers a life size section of a canal boat and fascinating exhibits on the canal's construction, cargo, mules, locks, and crew.
13 Canal St, Room 100
Cumberland, MD 21502