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Address: 3 Pershing St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3046
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Definitely worth visiting! Private and supported by volunteers, and can rival established, profit-making museums!

Housed in a gorgeous 1930’s building that was once the Court House and old Post Office, the Allegany Museum is quite impressive. This for me was the best attraction in... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
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Trinidad
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690 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Housed in a gorgeous 1930’s building that was once the Court House and old Post Office, the Allegany Museum is quite impressive. This for me was the best attraction in Cumberland. Professionally done, well-researched and properly presented to the public, it spans an entire floor of the building. I was impressed with the architectural details of the entry, the ornate... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Interesting history of the area & cool artifacts. The dedication to Kelly is a little overboard but I do hear they're expanding the lower level!

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Thank Leslie W
Cumberland, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2015

An excellent place to hold a wedding reception or similar event, it will give your out of town guests a taste of Cumberland.

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Thank Rick J
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Interesting artifacts and information about the area and businesses that put Cumberland on the map. Displays are set up in a nicely organized way. We spent about 90 minutes and looked at everything. Definitely worth the stop if you are passing through Cumberland and like learning about local history and business.

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Richland, Washington
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The museum is in the old federal building in downtown Cumberland. The architecture of the building itself is impressive, with one portion of the exhibit in the wood paneled old judge's quarters. The exhibits tell the story of the area, industry, culture and history. The brewery section was v. interesting, as was the Kelly Tire Company exhibit, both were mainstays... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This museum in the old post office and later District Court building has a great collection of historic items. It has different rooms with different themes. It is well worth a look and you might just learn something while you are there!

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Thank mdcaterer15
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

For a smaller museum, it has a great collection - and it is free! Industrial and transport history, whiskey rebellion, and beer brewing.

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Thank Nayano T
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

It may be small but it certainly has alot of history about the surrounding area. Admission is free and I spent around an hour here reading the various signs. With another museum right across the street it is a good stop for history buffs or those that just want to see the area's past.

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Thank Nathan R
Appalachian Mountains, Maryland
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I was very surprised by how nice this museum is. Stopped by during the holidays and found a lot of interesting collections relating to the the local history. Also, live music in a large room. Clean, well put-together and pleasant. I especially enjoyed the window displays of fairy tales, not locally relevant, but very nice to see. The old photos,... More 

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Thank J G
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This museum is located on the 2nd floor of a beautiful older building in the heart of Cumberland, Maryland, and highlights the several industries that once made Cumberland the 2nd largest city in the state of Maryland, Baltimore- the King City- being the largest. Thus, Cumberland became known as Queen City, and many industries incorporated this name. The museum owns... More 

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