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Thrasher Carriage Museum

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Address: 19 Depot Rd, Frostburg, MD, Cumberland, MD 21532-1309
Phone Number: 301/689-3380

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This was actually one of the best parts of our Western Maryland Railroad trip. It is free to get into with your train ticket - otherwise, I believe it was $2 for an adult. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Mt Holly Springs, PA

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at this museum on a day it wasn't open but a friendly volunteer who was tending the gardens outside let us come in for a look. Incredible display of carriages. We are so greatful to her.

Thank Maggie B
Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Wide assortment of old carriages and period piece costumes. We enjoyed the funeral carriages. If you enjoy carriages and this is your interest it is worth the time and effort to seek this place out.

Thank Bryan W
Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Carriage Museum is located across from the train station, at the foot of Depot Hill, in Frostburg. It houses the tip of the iceburg of Jim thrasher's lifelong collection of wagons, carriages, and sleighs. Most of the rest of the collection is in storage. Jim was a collector and a restorer. We owe him a debt of gratitude for... More 

Thank Patrick S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Whilst this attraction sits at the end of the line of the steam train that starts in Cumberland, this museum is actually located in Frostburg just opposite the Frostburg Depot. It is about the only thing that folks alighting from the train during the turn-around have time to see before grabbing a quick bite and re-boarding the train for their... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Checked this out while on the Western Maryland railroad ride. Not really into carriages, but was interesting to see the different types and construction. A good way to kill some time if not interested in walking up the hill to Frostburg.

Thank Bob S
Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The place is free so definitely drop by especially if you are there on a train from Cumberland. The area is charming with a very small town atmosphere. Even if you have no interest in the history of carriages, you might be won over.

Thank SixpackDC
Mt Holly Springs, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was actually one of the best parts of our Western Maryland Railroad trip. It is free to get into with your train ticket - otherwise, I believe it was $2 for an adult. It only takes 1/2 hour or so to go through, but was pretty cool. You can see the actual carriage that Franklin D Roosevelt rode on.... More 

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Sacramento CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This small museum has a collection of carriages from the time when they were the best method of transportation. Well worth a visit; if you take the Western Maryland Scenic Train, their ticket will get you in, but, in fairness, you should put something in their donation box.

Thank jonthethird
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

A step back in time. The carriages are fascinating, especially the hearse. Ornate a plain. Quite a bariety and worth a peek on your layover in Frostburg. They do need to learn to be a little more cordial.

Thank icthec
Cascade, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I was greeted by very rude lady. First she snip " no camera " When I was was just checking time. If that was not rude enough she then stated we are only open 15 more minutes. Nice carriages but need some manors.

Thank Rebecca H

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