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Allegany Museum

Address: 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, MD 51502
Phone Number: (301) 777-7200
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Cumberland
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Appalachian Mountains, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped by to check out the fireman's Museum. Was surprised to find other things there. Nice display of Kelly tires. The glassware factory & the old German beer factory were also displayed.Nice little hour side trip with really helpful staff. A must see if you are in Cumberland.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Was along out walking route to the Steam Train and we had a little time to kill. Had some very interesting items tied the area history including a display of glass and history of Kelly Tires. Also some interesting info on the National Road. No admission fee but they request donations. 30 min ideal 1 hour tops

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Wilton, California
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711 reviews 711 reviews
253 attraction reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a great afternoon Sunday afternoon (1-4) talking with the curator of the museum and viewing the many parts of the history of Cumberland, Maryland. What a rich heritage. The first exhibit we viewed was the glassware. In its heyday the area had 26 glass making companies. Hard to imagine, but the specimens on display were of the highest... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very clean, lots of exhibits, free, well worth the stop. There are exhibits from the time before the Indians to the modern era

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Portland, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Don't be afraid to leave a donation, as this museum houses some rare artifacts and has collections that are off the beaten path--all without an entrance fee. The ladies who run the place are highly informative and are pleasant to chat up.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stopped here to learn a bit about Cumberland. It was small but very informative. It has a bit of everything for every age. I actually found a display that helped me understand the division of counties through the 1800's . Be sure to go into the grand ballroom! It was well laid out and the volunteer was very knowledgeable... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We enjoyed the local history in a well-done format. Worth a stop, especially on a rainy day. Free will donation.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The museum is very tastefully done. The rooms beckon you to come in and browse. We have been several times. Some of the displays are the same and some are changed. We like it.

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