We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

George Washington's Headquarters

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: In Riverside Park, Greene St., Cumberland, MD
Phone Number:
+1 301-777-5132

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Hatzlacha
,
Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
cumberland, md
Level Contributor
64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a reconstruction of Washington's headquarters. It's a very small one-room cabin. Not much to see. No restrooms. No programs on a regular basis. Commemorates a significant historical event. Something that should be there, but it's only a very brief visit.

Helpful?
Thank kaykyserkenny
Virginia
Level Contributor
410 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 

Helpful?
Thank Hatzlacha
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 

Helpful?
Thank Mark M
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Helpful?
Thank Maggie B
Cottonwood, Arizona
Level Contributor
113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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

Helpful?
Thank mrskemosabe
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Carla L
Indy
Level Contributor
695 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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.

Helpful?
Thank IndySig
Marion
Level Contributor
658 reviews
435 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 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 

Helpful?
Thank Paul S
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank SixpackDC
Level Contributor
78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Nigel D

Travellers who viewed George Washington's Headquarters also viewed

 

Been to George Washington's Headquarters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from George Washington's Headquarters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?