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Allegany Museum

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A Gem of a Museum

We stopped in this free museum to kill some time, but really enjoyed our visit. The docent showed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcia P
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Silver Spring
Interesting museum of Cumberland history

We spent an hour in the museum and learned about local history. Cumberland played an important role... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
timbS5079RX
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Olney, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in this free museum to kill some time, but really enjoyed our visit. The docent showed us the cases of native american items - he was involved in some of the archaeological digs and told us about the pieces. There are displays on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcia P
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We spent an hour in the museum and learned about local history. Cumberland played an important role in our country's expansion west. The museum is low-tech, but it has a good collection of artifacts. The museum is free, so it's worth your time to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum about the local history. Kelly tries was in this area, so 3 rooms about the huge industry the have here. Nice displays, places to sit, bathrooms, beer display, many old furniture displays.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here before visiting the station. The docent was friendly and quite knowledgeable. Lot of local history. You can roam at your leisure and the docent would pop in now and then to check on you. Free, but donations accepted.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RSMower
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The people at the museum were really great. We must of spent a half hour just talking to them about the history of Cumberland. The exhibit on Kelly tire manufacturing was also great. Had a great time and learned alot about the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank traingirl2018
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Museum located on the second floor of this building. It is free, but donations accepted. Very interesting rooms about some of the industries in Cumberland since the late 1800's. They had a wonderful room about the glass making industry which my great grandfather participated in....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Motherhen03
Reviewed 17 September 2017

While this is not a huge museum, we found it quite fascinating to visit. It was FREE (but donations were accepted). There was a friendly volunteer who walked us through the entire museum and told us lots of cool information. Very worth our time!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very well organized collection of local artifacts that were honestly fun to look at. Not your typical stuffy museum. We enjoyed learning more about the history of this area including local businesses. A great place to spend an hour with a very friendly curator on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank daytripper1962
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very good collection of artifacts from the Town and County. Well maintained, and good interpretive displays,

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The building(the former courthouse, ca. 1900) is undergoing extensive renovations to return it to it original lustre. In the meantime, there are some very interesting exhibits to view, especially from the Kelly Tire Company.

Date of experience: January 2017
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