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Address: In Riverside Park, Greene St., Cumberland, MD
Phone Number: 301/777-5132
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Such a delight

Such a delightful piece of history in the small town of Cumberland MD. Always maintained well. Only wish they'd 'open' it to the public.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Becky S
Cumberland, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

George Washington's headquarters is a small log cabin in a park on the banks of the Potomac River in downtown Cumberland, next to the monument for the beginning of the National Road. It is not a very impressive structure and would not even had much historical significance if the original Virginia expedition leader had not been thrown from his horse... More 

Thank Paul S
Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not go out of way to visit this small building and surrounding area...but when you are in Cumberland, it is worth walking around town including this attraction. If you are expecting something large based on the name, you might be disappointed.

Thank SixpackDC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The cabin is closed off probably 95% of the year, only open on "special occasions. Any photo ops would likely be on the outside of the cabin, as you have to peer through a small, fingerprint-covered window to see the inside. The audio and monuments outside do tell you everything you need to know. Also, be sure to drive; if... More 

Thank Nigel D
Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visiting headquarters of George Washington our 1st president is a great part of our American history. Just to see how times have changed. The making of the old log building.

1 Thank Firefighter11_sue
Cumberland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Such a delightful piece of history in the small town of Cumberland MD. Always maintained well. Only wish they'd 'open' it to the public.

Thank Becky S
Cocoa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hard to get too. You must park at the visitor center and walk to it. No convenient parking. But worth it. G. Wash. used this building during his stay at Fort Cumberland before his ill fated trip with British General Edward Braddock during the French and Indian War

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Was not overly impressive, but still interesting. The Bruce Inn where we stayed, we learned about Washington visiting that location. The headquarters is a small building with a mannequin of Washington reading his speech.

1 Thank sab97206
Ashburn, Virginia
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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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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.

Thank ShannonTravers
Long Branch, New Jersey
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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.

1 Thank F13fan

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