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Address: 3 Pershing St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3046
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History is located here.

Located in down town area of Cumberland, Maryland. A lot of history can be viewed and very nice displays. Visitor enjoy the visit

Reviewed 3 February 2017
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Cumberland, Maryland

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cumberland, md
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64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The building(the former courthouse, ca. 1900) is undergoing extensive renovations to return it to it original lustre. In the meantime, there are some very interesting exhibits to view, especially from the Kelly Tire Company.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Located in down town area of Cumberland, Maryland. A lot of history can be viewed and very nice displays. Visitor enjoy the visit

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Thank 1942oldtimer
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a good way to get acquainted with the history of Cumberland, MD. It shows some of the major manufacturing that was done and that has since departed. For those of us who grew up here it is a bit sad to see what we have lost. But there are some interesting displays that are worth a look.

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Thank Mark M
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The folks behind the desk could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Each room has its own theme. Glass, tires, fire department, geological history, etc. It is worth the stop. There is an elevator to take you to the 2nd floor.

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Thank Linda D
Winchester, Virginia
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632 reviews
476 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Free but be kind a eave a donation! Lots of displays of local history and "goings on" in the area over the years. Well laid out with friendly and helpful staff. Nice for an hour or so.

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Thank nriemen
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great museum, really fascinating local history. Very well curated and well described, located in a beautiful building. Definitely worth a visit

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1 Thank gannent
Maryland
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84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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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1 Thank relique2005
Portland, Oregon, United States
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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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1 Thank Jennifer W
Wheaton, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 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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1 Thank David B
Cumberland, Maryland
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 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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Thank Bigeater2016

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