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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Middletown, DE
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Middletown, DE
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217 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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204 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This visitors center is a must see when visiting Cumberland. It tells the story of the canal and how it helped develop the area way back when. they have a replica canal boat that the kids will enjoy seeing and walking through

Thank cog62
Williamsburg, Iowa
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is where you would purchase tickets for the Western Maryland Scenic Raidroad, which loads and leaves from the station on the backside of this building. There is a restaurant, gift shop, museum, and bathrooms. I use to work here on the train. Very nice.

Thank lynda .

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