• Coal Cargo Boat in the middle of the Canal being pulled by a mule team on the right hand side.

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

Cumberland Visitor Center

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Cumberland Visitor Center is full of informative and interactive exhibits.

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Western Maryland Railway Station, 13 Canal Street, Room 100, Cumberland, MD 21502 (301-722-8226).

Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days)

WINTER HOURS Dec. 28, 2014-March 30, 2015, Sunday-Monday 10:00-4:00 Tuesday- Saturday 9:00-5:00, Also CLOSED 12/26,1/2

Closing at 12:00 on 12/24 and 12/31

The visitor center features a spacious exhibit area full of interactive and educational displays about the history of the C&O Canal and Cumberland. Pass through a model of the Paw Paw Tunnel and step back into the hey day of the canal. Awaiting you is a life size section of a canal boat. View exhibits on the canal's construction, cargo, mules, locks, and crew.

Directions:

From the East: Take exit 43C off 1-68. At bottom of ramp make a left onto Harrison St. and follow Harrison to the Visitor Center in the Western Maryland Railway Museum.

From the West: Take exit 43C off 1-68. Make a left at Queen City Drive at bottom of ramp. At traffic light make another left onto Harrison St. Follow Harrison to the visitor center in the Western Maryland Railway Museum.

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