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Cumberland Visitor Center

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Address: 13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
Phone Number: 301-722-8226

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I had time to spend in Cumberland and happened to be at the Visitor Center. A lady in the gift shop was extremely helpful to me in finding a proper parking spot for my vehicle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had time to spend in Cumberland and happened to be at the Visitor Center. A lady in the gift shop was extremely helpful to me in finding a proper parking spot for my vehicle and then recommended places to eat and shop. There are museums and points of interest at this location. It is also the location of Mile... More 

Thank Wxgirl2013
Baltimore, United States
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169 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for some basic information on the Cumberland area than by all means you need to stop by this location to collect data. It contains all you'll need to make your visit better. The personnel can answer any question and send you on your way. No need to guess where anything is. They have already done all the... More 

Middletown, DE
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The staff was very friendly and very informative. While they were busy they did not seem hassled and appeared to enjoy their interactions.

Thank bjdav
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My husband and I visited here when we were in downtown Cumberland. He is a history buff, so we very much enjoyed the elaborate museum they have in back. The staff was also very friendly and helpful

Thank Dana S
Pasadena, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

They have a great expedition of the canal and its workings. There is also a gift shop, and a live person to answer questions

Thank Allmond P
Annapolis, Maryland
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This summer our goal was to explore our great state of Maryland. Our travels took us from Assateague to Cumberland. We have a rich history in Maryland, including the C&O Canal. Come and explore this treasure. The NPS staff are terrific. From the visitors center you can plot out your course to best explore the area. Unfortunateely, the tains run... More 

Thank Maggie B
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I love this visitor center. It is always staffed. It has a tiny gift area, and plenty of brochures. The other side has a large display area with historical displays. There is a nice fountain outside with many benches and a children's play area.

Thank Russell-UP
Gettysburg, PA
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Excellent museum, great staff, pick up some guides to get you around. Enjoy your time in Cumberland, MD

Thank cherryrmt
Laurel, Maryland
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Western Maryland Train Station in Cumberland has been repurposed to a station for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, the C&O Canal Park Service Office, with general offices on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Twin to the station in Hagerstown that now serves as the City Police building, the train station opened in 1907. If you stand on the upper... More 

Thank Patrick S
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Learn about the history of Western Maryland while walking and interacting with the exhibits located in the building. The exhibit walk lets you go at your own pace. Look, hear, touch and learn.

Thank TommyRo

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