Frederick and Western Maryland Sights

Gordon-Roberts House

  • 218 Washington St. Map It
  • Cumberland
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 10/13/2013

Fodor's Review

Josiah Roberts, the one-time president of the C&O Canal, commissioned this Second Empire–style house on fashionable Washington Street in 1867, a few years after he was released from prison for being an alleged secessionist. The Allegany County Historical Society has its headquarters here today, and costumed guides lead guests through rooms of Victorian furnishings. A courting couch in the parlor has three sitting compartments—the young lady and her caller sat on opposite ends while two chaperones were perched between them. The museum hosts themed teas throughout the year.

Sight Information

Address:

218 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland, 21502, United States

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Phone:

301-777–8678

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5

Published 10/13/2013

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