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George Washington's Headquarters

In Riverside Park, Greene St., Cumberland, MD
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Cumberland
Type: Historic Sites
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Cocoa, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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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.

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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.

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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.

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West Deptford
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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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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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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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