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C&O Canal National Historical Park and Visitors Museum

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
+1 301-722-8226
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Enjoyably educational

The visit occurred due to our arriving early for the Western Scenic RR. I'm glad we did. The museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn R
Jonesville, North Carolina, United States
This was a nice little stop

We were in town to have lunch with family and stumbled upon this little gem. We enjoyed learning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celena K
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
+1 301-722-8226
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The visit occurred due to our arriving early for the Western Scenic RR. I'm glad we did. The museum provided interesting displays. The interactive displays added an extra bit of fun and laughter. I would have liked to explore the grounds more but time did...More

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town to have lunch with family and stumbled upon this little gem. We enjoyed learning about the history of the canal. We only spent about a half hour going through but you could've stayed longer.

Thank Celena K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My last year at work the idea came that I wanted to ride from Pittsburgh to DC using the Great Allegheny Gap and the C&O. The Gap gets high marks for it surface which compared to the C&O is better. I can't really comment on...More

Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History all around. This is a great way to teach kids about how the railways worked and moved our country.

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

In itself, this seems to be the beginning of the C&O canal, making for good history. The park museum (indoors) wasn't bad but also isn't too impressive. Nearby is the beginning of the walking / bicycle trail along what used to be the canal (portions...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 1 week ago

It, and just about every other place a visitor would want to go to in Cumberland, was closed on Sunday. The sole exception was Cafe Mark for Sunday brunch, but it too closed after 1pm.

Thank MWLMunson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is right behind the Fairfield Inn and is quite beautiful. There's several options to meet everyone's interests. Up over the bridge on your left leads to a path along the old railroad tracks which is fun to walk. Fair warning though, there are...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

National Park has a great museum to visit and learn about the area and C & O Canal. Fascinating to learn how the boats were built and how families lived on them almost their entire lives. Must visit.

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the stop to gain info on the C&O Canal and Cumberland. Self guiding museum eas good and NPS staff very helpful.

Thank 1997Kelly
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The C&O Canal is very much like the Pony Express. It has a substantial place in history but not many people know much about it. The canal was the Interstate Highway a hundred and fifty years ago! About all we know about canals is "15...More

Thank Bob L
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Molly S
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