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George Washington's Headquarters

In Riverside Park, Greene St., Cumberland, MD
301/777-5132
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Cumberland
Type: Historic Sites
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Ashburn, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This little log cabin was just a few paces away from the Cumberland railway station, so we usually take our guests to the George Washington cabin after our train ride. The cabin is well restored, preserved. It enables young and old to imagine how George Washington lived during a time when this area was a true wilderness.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This small one room cabin is rather out of place by its surroundings but the recorded message is very informative about Gearge Washington and his cabin there. Also near the cabin is a monument to mark the starting point of the first National Road.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

An interesting tidbit of historical significance. As long as you are in the area, it is worth a visit.

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West Deptford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Short walk from the Marriott Fairfield and a don't miss for history buffs and George Washington enthusiasts.

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Western PA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed a brief visit here. We could only look in the windows but there was an audio that gave the history of the place.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Some details to read and a couple of narrated things. I understand that sometimes they open up the cabin but we weren't there at the right time and there were no posted hours.

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Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We found this during our morning walk around Cumberland. There is an audio that you can play anytime which explains about the cabin and how it was used during history. It was extremely interesting. It is part of a historical walk through Cumberland.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Anyone planning a visit should make sure that it is open and a tour guide is present. Usually, it's best to try to come during Cumberland's Heritage days festival. The tour guide will tell you a lot of interesting information that most people never knew about our founding father and first President. It is also located across Wills Creek from... More

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Cumberland, Maryland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A wonderful piece of history in a beautiful park like setting. Very informative. No admission charge.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Located on a well signed (historical waysides) history trail, this site is very important for any true history buff. George Washington's military career both started and ended here, and if you're a Washington fan and/or just a serious history fan, perhaps chills will also run up your spine, as they did mine, while standing on the porch and looking in... More

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