Frederick and Western Maryland

Frederick is a great home base for exploring the region's lush mountain forests, powerful national battlefields, and quaint historic towns.

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  • 1. C&O Canal National Historical Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park is the starting point for walking and biking the towpath, and taking tours on replica canal boats. Markers set occasionally along...Read More

  • 2. Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Parish Hall

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Of particular interest is the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Parish Hall. Built in 1849–50 on the site of the former Fort Cumberland, this historic...Read More

  • 3. George Washington's Headquarters

    Building/Architectural Site

    In a log cabin about the size of an ice-cream stand, the man who would become America's first president mapped out strategies during the French...Read More

  • 4. Gordon-Roberts House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Josiah Roberts, the one-time president of the C&O Canal, commissioned this Second Empire–style house on fashionable Washington Street in...Read More

  • 5. LaVale Toll Gate House

    Building/Architectural Site

    Along the Old National Road out of Cumberland stands the only remaining tollhouse in Maryland. Built in 1836, the historic LaVale Toll Gate...Read More

  • 6. Thrasher Carriage Collection Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This unique museum has more than 100 carriages amassed by James R. Thrasher, a local blacksmith's son who made a small fortune in business....Read More

  • 7. Washington Street Historic District

    Neighborhood/Street

    In the mid- to late 19th century, Cumberland's railroad barons built homes in the Washington Street Historic District, which stretches along...Read More

  • 8. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Puffing through dark stone tunnels and along majestic cliffs, this scenic rail excursion allows passengers to relive the glory days of trains...Read More

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