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Garrett County Historical Museum

107 S 2nd St, Oakland, MD 21550-1519
+1 301-334-3226
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Beautiful and staff is so nice

Stop in and check this place out. It is a slice of an old town that has so much character and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sterling, Virginia
have never been in there, keep saying that I am going to take my grandchildren in there but have never made it.

I have heard great reviews about this, my grandson loves to go there, so I really need to take the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Oakland, Maryland
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107 S 2nd St, Oakland, MD 21550-1519
+1 301-334-3226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop in and check this place out. It is a slice of an old town that has so much character and the people are so happy to live in. What a great time and it was so cool to meet the folks of this place!

1  Thank stm1258
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have heard great reviews about this, my grandson loves to go there, so I really need to take the time and take him back there.

Thank dglotfelty2
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We wandered in here, after finding out that the railroad and transportation museums were closed. We were cabin-camping at Herrington Manor State Park. The lady at the front desk greeted us warmly. We went from room to room, admiring the vast collections of historic objects...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is an absolutely lovely little museum. The collection is extensive, and very creatively displayed.

Thank busybees3
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I visited this site during the Autumn Glory Festival in October, 2016. It was quite crowded but it was on the day of the main parade. The museum is free which is great! There are several rooms and each features a different...More

Thank VAvisitor
Reviewed 16 August 2016

... this museum allows for a deep and wide view of a town and a county in their heyday... when the railways going through Oakland turned it into an important relay node towards other cities.. pictures of now defunct hotels and busy railway construction point...More

1  Thank 944giorgiog
Reviewed 7 August 2016

For such a small town, Oakland, Maryland has three wonderful, quality museums to delight history lovers, all within sight of each other. There is the B & O Train Station with its focus on the importance of the railroad to the area, the Garrett County...More

2  Thank Richard E
Reviewed 10 July 2016

everything was broken up in to section would made it easier to focus on areas. it was clean and the lady working was very friendly. lots of history in the building. the rooms never duplicated so it was nice.

1  Thank Kara D
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This museum was a delightful surprise when we first visited it. The displays are well done, showing the history of the area. The support staff was more then willing to explain and answer questions we had. This museum doesn't take long to tour, but worth...More

1  Thank Dkramer814
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I was pleasantly surprised to find this place! Goes back to the origination of Deep Creek Lake and the bustling Oakland area! Loved it

1  Thank Seniortraveler123
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