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C&O Canal National Historical Park and Visitors Museum

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
+1 301-722-8226
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Nice way to orient yourself to area.

National Parks staff volunteer in building to assist and answer questions, snd to explain the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike H
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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If you like history and trains stop here. Lots of information on the C & O RR. You can board a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosemary C
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

National Parks staff volunteer in building to assist and answer questions, snd to explain the area, start here first if you are a first time visitor to the area.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history and trains stop here. Lots of information on the C & O RR. You can board a steam train for a trip to Frostburg and back. However, we thought $45 was a steep price. The trip is one hour to Frostburg,...More

Thank Rosemary C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cumberland, MD put us right next to the C&O Canal towpath (the Park) and leads right to the train depot and museum. A five minute walk and we were there. The Western Maryland Railway Station, a 110...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after eating in the area and the staff was very nice and knowledgeable. It was a very nice display of the canal and the workings of it back in the day. Nice mural outside too.

Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Very interesting and informative museum about the canal and the area. Delightful stop in Cumberland!

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

It isn't a big place but it is stuffed with information. The two videos are really informative along with all of the pictures and artifacts. Friendly front desk.

Thank denisf596
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

This would be a great starting point for a hiking or biking trip. We followed the Tow Path from Harpers Ferry.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Informative and a good stop top get orientated to the area. However, it was a little less hands on and informative as other sites we have visited. No guides.

Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We walked in the day after our train ride up to Frostburg to check out the rest of what Cumberland had to offer. We went in the visitor's center to a surprise free museum. We were informed of it by the very friendly staff inside....More

Thank Kaitlin S
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The Park is collocated with the depot for the WMSR so it is easy to look around while waiting for your train ride. Not a lot to see but parking is easy and convenient.

Thank G C
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