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National Park in Cumberland

C&O Canal National Historic Park

A marvel of engineering, the C&O Canal was designed to stretch alongside the Potomac River from the Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River. Construction on the canal began in 1828 but was halted here in 1850 by the Ap…
Museum in Cumberland

Cumberland Visitor Center & Museum

The national historic park visitor center stocks numerous brochures about the C&O Canal towpath and related attractions. A mock Paw Paw Tunnel connects the visitor center with the C&O Canal Museum, which chr…
Museum in Cumberland

Allegany Museum

Set in the old courthouse, this is an intriguing place to delve into Cumberland's past, with exhibits by local folk artist and woodcarver Claude Yoder; an old moonshine still; 1920s firefighting gear; a c 1880 photo…
American in Cumberland

Baltimore Street Grill

At lunchtime, everyone at the bar seems to know one other at this narrow and cozy neighborhood spot that serves up good pub fare, including burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and a few Cajun specialties. It's an easy walk …
Diner in Cumberland

Queen City Creamery & Deli

This retro soda fountain is like a 1940s time warp, with creamy shakes and homemade frozen custard, thick sandwiches and belly-filling breakfasts.