"C&O Canal National Historic Park" Cumberland Things to Do Tip by Tom_Fields

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  The railroad station
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  • The railroad station - Cumberland
      The railroad station
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  • Re-created canal boat - Cumberland
      Re-created canal boat
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  • Model of the Paw-Paw tunnel at the museum - Cumberland
      Model of the Paw-Paw tunnel at the museum
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  • Model of the canal - Cumberland
      Model of the canal
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  • George Washington's cabin from 1755 - Cumberland
      George Washington's cabin from 1755
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At the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad station is a small museum of the C&O Canal, with an information center. This is a good start place for learning about the canal. From here, you can visit the re-created canal boat that is on display nearby. Beyond that, if you have time, take a hike along the Potomac River, which flows south of here. Also, across the river from the station is a small log cabin. During the French and Indian War, in 1754-55, a young aide to British General Braddock set up his temporary headquarters here. His name was George Washington.

Address: 13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502
Directions: From I-68, take the downtown exit (43C), and follow the signs.
Website: http://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm

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  • Written Oct 18, 2009
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