Cumberland Visitor Center
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.
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.