Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cumberland

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
4.5
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Becky M
LaVale, MD91 contributions
Beautiful Church, Great History
Apr 2021
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is on the original site of Fort Cumberland. It still has tunnels used in case of an attack. It also has beautiful grounds and Louis Comfort Tiffany windows. If you love history and historical buildings, you should make a stop.
Written April 20, 2021
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,377 contributions
Another historic landmark worth seeing
Jun 2019 • Solo
The Emmanuel Episcopal Church is Gothic Revival Architecture building on the hill where Fort Cumberland once was. The ground (founder) of the Forth is still below the Church. The church modeled after the St. Paul's Church in Brighton England (based on the historic information). It is too bad that the Church was closed the day I visited. I would love to see the original Tiffany stained-glass from three different period. It is worth a climb in the heat for photos.
Written June 30, 2019
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Micaela
8 contributions
Couldn't see it
Apr 2019 • Family
Please someone explain to me why it wasn't open the day after Good Friday when we were traveling to Cumberland specifically to see historic downtown? I was looking forward to a tour, and the sign on the door on Good Friday said that tours would resume on Saturday, which was the next day. There was no sign explaining why there the church was locked up and seemingly abandoned, and it wasn't even lunchtime or near closing.
Written April 24, 2019
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Bonnie B
Olney, MD231 contributions
Interesting history tour: From Tiffany to Tunnels
Oct 2018 • Couples
We saw this tour on a flyer in the visitors' center and are glad we went. The Tiffany windows are stunning, and two church members explained the history of the church. Built on the ruins of Fort Cumberland (used by Colonel G. Washington), the tunnels were likely used in the Underground Railroad due to the numbers of enslaved people working in town and the proximity to the Mason Dixon line. We found the tour very interesting and were glad we could go into the tunnels that were originally part of the fort.
Written October 14, 2018
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Larry D
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL140 contributions
A true Gem of history
Sep 2018 • Business
Beautiful old church with amazing Tiffany windows. Truly a place of Christian worship, you can feel " God is in this place". This structure and the tunnels underneath are history gems. A must for a history buff.
Written October 1, 2018
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1942oldtimer
Cumberland, MD26 contributions
A Church you must see
Nov 2017 • Couples
Very nice to visit. Great for taking interior and exterior pictures. Good access from Washington Street on the side of church. Great view of downtown Cumberland. Decorated beautiful at Christmas time.
Written November 8, 2017
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Rebecca W
Cumberland, MD33 contributions
Beautiful historic church
Sep 2017
A beautiful place of worship. Lots of history and sits at the foot of historic Washington Street. Built on the site of Fort Cumberland and the tunnels below the church remain. Tours are available. Call the church for details. Amazing stained glass windows!
Written September 16, 2017
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Burt H
Philadelphia, PA28 contributions
Take to tour
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a hidden gem. Definitely take the tour. This church on the hill stands on the site of a pre-Revolutionary War fort and was a safe stop on the underground railroad. It also boast three Tiffany windows. The tour includes the church and windows, and the underground areas showing the remains of the fort and hidden areas which sheltered fleeing slaves.
Written June 13, 2017
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Elizabeth D
Hollywood, MD21 contributions
Just visiting the tunnels
Oct 2016
We were in town the weekend before Halloween and the church had a big event going on. They were offering tours of the tunnels. I love history and my ten year old was excited about seeing a place that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. They didn't seem to be able to handle the volume of people. We stood in a hot crowded church hall for about 15 minutes and then we were quickly run through the tunnels because they were running out of time. We got no history and were shuffled in and out. I recommend visiting another time of year and keep your fingers crossed that you can catch someone willing to show you around.
Written October 30, 2016
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mdcaterer15
Cumberland, MD41 contributions
Beautiful Church
Jul 2016
Lovely church, warm and welcoming. Old and historic with tunnels from the underground railroad underneath. Great hall for family functions and parties.
Written October 12, 2016
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM