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Address: 3 Pershing St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3046
Phone Number: (301) 777-7200
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Local History at it's finest

From Glassware to Whittling, B&O Railroad to the C&O Canal, Kelly Tires to The National Road it is all here. They have a very nice collection of local brewery and distillery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
relique2005
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Maryland

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

From Glassware to Whittling, B&O Railroad to the C&O Canal, Kelly Tires to The National Road it is all here. They have a very nice collection of local brewery and distillery items. I also enjoyed the archeology and wildlife exhibits.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Small, but very nice and interesting museum. There is so much history in Cumberland I was surprised I could not find a larger museum.

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Thank Jennifer W
Wheaton, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Docent advised, "You can see the exhibits in any order you like!" He was correct. Loved the exhibit on breweries and distilleries of the region, the most. Great pieces on the tire industry and on a local artist of note.

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Thank David B
Cumberland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The museum has a variety of well designed exhibits that highlight different facets of Allegany County history. Many of the exhibits focus on industries that were once prevalent which fits well with the industrial heritage of the area. It is definitely worth spending an hour so there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Housed in a gorgeous 1930’s building that was once the Court House and old Post Office, the Allegany Museum is quite impressive. This for me was the best attraction in Cumberland. Professionally done, well-researched and properly presented to the public, it spans an entire floor of the building. I was impressed with the architectural details of the entry, the ornate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Interesting history of the area & cool artifacts. The dedication to Kelly is a little overboard but I do hear they're expanding the lower level!

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Thank Leslie W
Cumberland, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

An excellent place to hold a wedding reception or similar event, it will give your out of town guests a taste of Cumberland.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting artifacts and information about the area and businesses that put Cumberland on the map. Displays are set up in a nicely organized way. We spent about 90 minutes and looked at everything. Definitely worth the stop if you are passing through Cumberland and like learning about local history and business.

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The museum is in the old federal building in downtown Cumberland. The architecture of the building itself is impressive, with one portion of the exhibit in the wood paneled old judge's quarters. The exhibits tell the story of the area, industry, culture and history. The brewery section was v. interesting, as was the Kelly Tire Company exhibit, both were mainstays... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum in the old post office and later District Court building has a great collection of historic items. It has different rooms with different themes. It is well worth a look and you might just learn something while you are there!

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