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Address: In Riverside Park, Greene St., Cumberland, MD
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+1 301-777-5132

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Small but historical

You'd miss it unless you were seeking it out. It's just a small building… shed-sized by today's standards. Amazingly, the father of our country comfortably worked out of a space... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hatzlacha
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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You'd miss it unless you were seeking it out. It's just a small building… shed-sized by today's standards. Amazingly, the father of our country comfortably worked out of a space like this. The door was locked but you can open the window shutter and see what the furnished inside looks like. Around it are some monuments. It's easy access by... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is best seen while waiting at the traffic light at Greene and Bridge St. Or, you can park at the Western Maryland Station and walk to it via a pedestrian bridge. The pace is very small. You can read the interpretive materials and look inside the cloudy windows. Have one of the kids take a picture from the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stopped by on one of our walks to see this little cabin used by our great leader. You can't go in but the windows provide an ample view of the contents.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were lucky enough to have the DAR of Cumberland open the headquarters for our viewing during a special dedication of the Cresap Society Brick Project Dedication. The building is small but contained everything that George Washington needed. The interior was well stocked with authentic artifacts. Very interesting

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Was open during our family reunion so we were able to go inside. Small but interesting and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't take much time to stop in and peek through the windows of this cabin. If you are lucky, you just might see general Washington inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

George Washington's headquarters is a small log cabin in a park on the banks of the Potomac River in downtown Cumberland, next to the monument for the beginning of the National Road. It is not a very impressive structure and would not even had much historical significance if the original Virginia expedition leader had not been thrown from his horse... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

I would not go out of way to visit this small building and surrounding area...but when you are in Cumberland, it is worth walking around town including this attraction. If you are expecting something large based on the name, you might be disappointed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The cabin is closed off probably 95% of the year, only open on "special occasions. Any photo ops would likely be on the outside of the cabin, as you have to peer through a small, fingerprint-covered window to see the inside. The audio and monuments outside do tell you everything you need to know. Also, be sure to drive; if... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visiting headquarters of George Washington our 1st president is a great part of our American history. Just to see how times have changed. The making of the old log building.

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