Cumberland Visitor Center

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Cumberland Visitor Center is full of informative and interactive exhibits.

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Holiday Hours: Allegany Tourism and the C & O Canal Visitor Center will be closed the following days and times for Christmas and New Year's:

December 24-Saturday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
December 25-Sunday - CLOSED
December 26-Monday - CLOSED

December 31-Saturday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
January 1-Sunday - CLOSED
January 2-Monday - CLOSED

Winter Hours:
Beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017 through Monday, March 27, 2017, the Visitor Center will be on its winter hours:

Sunday:10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday:10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Cumberland visitor center is usually open 7 days a week from 9:00 to 5 PM and is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday. We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Address: Western Maryland Railway Station, 13 Canal Street, Room 100, Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone: (301) 722-8226


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 Station.

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 Station.

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Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740


(301) 739-4200
This phone number is answered Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

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