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Address: 13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: 301-722-8226
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Convenient to the Western Maryland Scenic RR, The C&O Canal Nat. Park, and Allegheny bike trail to Pittsburgh. Ask for Ryan. He will talk your leg off on living history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped in to learn about the C&O Canal and learned about so much more! The gentleman at the desk was a wealth of info about the Canal history, local Civil War history, and of special interest to me, the areas fascinating French and Indian War history. We talked for an hour and he helped me set up a trail to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Convenient to the Western Maryland Scenic RR, The C&O Canal Nat. Park, and Allegheny bike trail to Pittsburgh. Ask for Ryan. He will talk your leg off on living history.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The train ride schedule start back next year , wish they had extended the train ride to the last weekend in December.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very cute place with friendly and helpful staff on the Sunday afternoon we visited. We were able to get maps and they provided suggestions on places to eat in the downtown area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I stopped to ride the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad but it was closed when I was there as it only runs Thursday - Sunday. So I went to check out the visitors center for something else to do while in Cumberland and the visitors center was a nice surprise to find that the C&O Canal National Park museum is combined... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great information on attractions, restaurants, eateries, and destinations around the cumberland area. The second floor is the lobby for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. First floor is visitor center plus C and O Canal National Park museum. Walk Cumberland goes thru here. Bike trail for C and O and Allegheny Trail connect here. Information on local history, (French and Indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Cumberland Visitor Center is in the bottom of the railway depot. They have information and maps on tourist attractions, lodging, dining and activities in the area. You can also get the free parking pass for the lot here. The hidden gem is a small museum on the C&O Canal. (It's free, but donations are accepted.) If you are doing any... More 

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LaVale, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This place is tinny and not much of a visitors center like most visitor centers are like. At least you'll learn some history of Cumberland though. There are a lot more things to do in Cumberland than going to the visitors center. If you like riding bikes the C&O Canal or The Great Allegheny Passage.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good history exhibits. Worth time, but do not need more than an hour. Staff had some knowledge of current status of C & O. If you are going on the C & O, ask them if there are any detours, advisories that are not on websites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stopped at the CVC on the way to Savage River Lodge. Were pleasantly surprised by the excellent exhibits and friendly staff.

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