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C&O Canal National Historical Park and Visitors Museum

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Address: 13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
Phone Number: +1 301-722-8226
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Visited Canal Place with out-of-town friends. Walked the shops at canal place and viewed the C&O Canal Museum

Visited Canal Place with out-of-town friends. Walked the shops at canal place and viewed the C&O Canal Museum, also toured the Allegany County Museum near by. Very clean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Charles N
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Cumberland, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Canal Place with out-of-town friends. Walked the shops at canal place and viewed the C&O Canal Museum, also toured the Allegany County Museum near by. Very clean, informative and FREE!

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LaVale, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop at the Visitor's Center and get all the information you need. Very friendly staff and the C&O Canal Museum is right there, too. Everyone at the visitor's center was knowledgeable and helpful. Lots and lots of information on shopping, dining, history, art, etc. It's a great place to start your visit. They also have a very helpful website -... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No charge. Nice displays of the history of the C and O Canal. Clean bathrooms and a nice little gift shop with some great books. Worth a stop.

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Thank nriemen
Pardeeville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff, especially interested in water transportation, namely canals, you will enjoy this well kept museum.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to walk around the little trials here to see and read about the C&O Canal. There is also a parks headquarters and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The shops weren't open (Veteran's Day?) but there was a little breakfast/pastry shop that looked fun.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to start any visit to Cumberland. This area is rich in railroad and canal history and you can learn a lot at the visitor center. One thing, watch out where you park. We found a nice spot labeled "visitor" but a nice man pulled up in his truck and told us that they tow there.... More 

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Amissville, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

a very neat museum with lots of well presented information. There is also an easy walking trail along the canal including an old canal boat.

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arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great museum for all ages, with interactive displays and fascinating features that put you right back in the heyday of the canal era. You'll learn about the canal, the people who plied it and their families, coal mining, the competition with railroads, the changing economy, geography, and so much more. If you're a history or architecture buff, you can't go... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed taking photos. Very nice seeing the beauty of the canal and area. Easy to get to and take pictures.

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Museum /Visitor Center was small and didn't take too long to see. We learned a great deal. The man at the desk was very good answering our question and helping people. The exhibits were clear and valuable. The museum itself is very easily accessible from the highway and made for a great stop on a long trip. In an... More 

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