The Allegany Tourism and the C&O Canal Visitor Center is open 7 days a week. From January-March, it is open on Sundays and Mondays from 10am-4pm and on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9am-5pm. From April-December, it is open 9am-5pm daily. The Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday, with reduced hours in the winter.
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.