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Cumberland Visitor Center

13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
301-722-8226
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Ranked #3 of 5 Activities in Cumberland
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
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Cocoa, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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wv
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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Mid-atlantic
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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McHenry, Maryland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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cresco pa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Maryland
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226 reviews 226 reviews
31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Jarrestville, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We were in Cumberland for the first time in many years. Of course we made our first stop the Cumberland Visitors Center. It is very clean and well presented. They have a nice museum on the C&O Canal and the people and boats that were a part of that time in Maryland history. Both of the centers information people knew... More

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