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Gordon-Roberts House

218 Washington St, Cumberland, MD
301/777-8678
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Cumberland
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Cocoa, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stop in and say high to Evan the host. He loves local history and the old house. Usually open on the hour Wed to Sunday. Check ahead.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting upstairs/downstairs tour of a historic house. The collections and re-creations of late-19th/early-20th century life were well done. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personal. Be sure to check out the hair art.

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LaVale, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you're looking for a trip through historic Cumberland, this should be one of your stops. This house has been around for a long time, sponsors events to share history such as teas and student activities, and the tour guides know everything. I did an article on this house and the new owner was the one to give the tour,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Got personal tours and were able to walk "behind the ropes." Astounding collection of (upper middle class) household utensils, artwork, amenities, and elegance from the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Guides were awesome!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The one room school house is great, they do school days for groups of children. The house is wonderful and they have activities througthout the year for children.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

A beautifully furnished and decorated home from the late 1800's, early 1900's was an hour well spent and highly recommended for those who enjoy house tours!

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Pittsburgh area
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67 reviews 67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This was a nice place to visit and see how the upper middle class lived in the later 1800s. The tour hostess was very knowledgeable and most of the house is shown during the tour (the upper 3rd floor is not included). The servant’s quarters in the basement were particularly interesting to see.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

This is a good tour of a victorian era home. Tea and pastries before the tour is a nice touch. Tours begin on the hour.

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Washington, DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

This house is huge, owned by an influential rail road baron family in Cumberland, which was the Queen City to Baltimore's King City. It is just huge for such a small town sitting on Washington Street with lots of other mansions. An excellent tour. An undiscovered gem. They start off the tour with hot tea and cookies. You will learn... More

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Fairfax
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

We were passing through Cumberland and wanted to stop and see some of the sites there. Fortunately, we had found through the web, something about the Gordon-Roberts House. It's a beautifully restored home with wonderful Victorian furnishings. Our tour guide was well-versed not only in the house but also the lifestyle of those who lived there. They started our tour... More

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