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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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So Worth the Stop

We stopped here to break up our day of driving. So worth the stop. Entrance is to the right side... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karinmch
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Another Great National Park

The museum has a lot of artifacts, photos and information on life on the canal. It was noted that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AdventuresomeCouple
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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here to break up our day of driving. So worth the stop. Entrance is to the right side of the building. This free museum was very informative and the displays were varied. Learn so much about canal life. We had stopped around Four...More

Thank Karinmch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has a lot of artifacts, photos and information on life on the canal. It was noted that some of the audio listening devices were not operational. You can physically see the canal and a canal boat that was built in 1976. The museum...More

Thank AdventuresomeCouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our visit here. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a nice gift shop which we found to have a nice variety.

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very clean nice shops great restaurant flat easy access for handicap accessibility. Canal boat replica on site.

Thank mandyr416
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Surprisingly rich and interesting self guided tour of the history of the canal boats. Displays are explained using the recorded voices of folks that were actually part of the canal boat history. A clean bright and very pleasant museum that didn't cost a penny to...More

Thank daytripper1962
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The C&O Canal visitor center is located in the ground floor of the historic Western Maryland Railroad Station in Cumberland, Maryland. Helpful knowledgeable staff got you started with many displays of the history and background of the canal. How many of you would even know...More

Thank Rogermazzarella
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

There is a cute visitor center with the history of the canal, you can walk around, and there are shops. It is a great place to stop if you are driving through Cumberland.

Thank parktraveller18
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My husband and I toured the museum and learned a lot of interesting things about the Paw Paw tunnel and the C&O Canal. We inquired about the train ride from Cumberland to Frostburg and decided to do that at a later date. While in the...More

1  Thank Marstewgle3
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were hopping off the GAP trail and heading onto the C&O. Very glad we took the time to stop at the visitor center. Staff was really friendly and it was a great place to get a cold drink. They also had a nice selection...More

Thank TeamRoadKill
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited the park and museum. The thing we liked most was the statues out front. It has a nice big area to walk around.

Thank Mactravels195
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