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Address: 218 Washington St, Cumberland, MD
Phone Number: 301/777-8678
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Fun museum to visit

Give it under an hour, but if you like historical houses, this has a nice collection of typical period stuff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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English first
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174 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Give it under an hour, but if you like historical houses, this has a nice collection of typical period stuff.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Gordon-Roberts House was open as part of Cumberland's Heritage Weekend which is why I came to visit the city. I arrived on Friday afternoon and was hoping for a tour in a small group since its sign stated that it was open for tours on the hour, but the house appeared to be closed. On Saturday of Heritage Weekend,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I stopped by and were too late for the tours and it was almost closing time but she invited us in and gave us a tour anyways ! Love the history and furnishings

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Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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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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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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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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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