Special Events & Attractions

Don’t miss any of these events while attending Heritage Days
(Note: Schedules may be subject to change with no notice)

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Saturday, June 11, 2016  10am-6pm

Sunday, June 12, 2016  11am-5pm



Allegany Arts Council, Saville Gallery / 9 N. Centre St. / Wed. June 8 - Sunday June 12.
8th annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air.

Allegany County & C&O Canal Visitor Center / 13 Canal St. /Sat. & Sun. 9am-5pm
First floor of the Western MD Railway Station. Interactive self-guided display focuses on the history of the C&O Canal - boatbuilding, cargoes, and transportation.

Allegany Museum / 3 Pershing St. / Museum Hours Sat. 10am-4pm & Sun. 1pm-4pm
Coordinating with Heritage Days, the Allegany Museum is holding the first Whiskey Rebellion Fest on Friday June 10, 2016 starting at 6pm.  Friday night tickets are on sale at   There will also be a Whiskey Rebellion Beer Garden on Saturday at Canal Place with Old German Beer and other micro brews, an antique auto show, and historical performances by Embassy Theatre.

“The Arts Bus” Allegany Co. Arts Council / Located in front of the Kensington-Algonquin / Varied Hours
Traveling studio with various children’s art projects. Free.

Band of Merry Gamesters / Emmanuel Episcopal Church Grounds / Festival Hours
Variety of 18th century toys & games demonstrated, including Rolling Hoops,Graces, Nine Man’s Morris, Fox & Geese, Jacobs Ladder, Cup & Balls, Nine Pins, Shut the Box and children’s stilts. For young & young at heart. Free.

Children’s Carnival / Corner of Baltimore & Mechanic Sts. / Festival Hours
Children’s Activity Lot, Moon Bounce, Big Blue Whale, Ferris wheel, Carnival Games and more. Nominal fee.

C&O Canal NHP, Canal Place Heritage Area:
“The Cumberland” Canal Boat replica open for tours. / Sat. & Sun. Hours
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Scales and Tales program (Wildlife, up close and personal). / Sat. 10am - 2pm. 
Dr. Karen Gray at Building D, discussing “Irish Laborers That Built the C&O Canal.” / Sat. 11am.

F. Brooke Whiting House of Art / 632 Washington St. / Sat. Tours at 2pm & 3pm
Come explore an extensive collection of Asian and European artworks collected over several lifetimes. Reduced admission fee.

Gordon-Roberts House / 218 Washington St. / Open Sat. only 10am-4pm
Come see two floors of a beautifully restored Victorian House Museum.  Carriage House Gift Shop located to the rear of the museum.  Free admission.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Grounds / Festival Hours
The Maryland Forces from Fort Frederick will hold a mini-encampment practicing military drills and offering question and answer periods. The Army of the Potomac, 3rd MD Company B, and Federal Volunteer Brigade will also have a living encampment of Civil War soldiers on the church grounds.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Washington St. / Sat. 10am-5pm & Sun. 11:30am-5pm
Hosted by Church members - Strawberry Shortcake & Salad Luncheon. Fee charged.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Washington St / Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11:30am-5pm
HUGE rummage sale to benefit Children’s Miracle Network – hosted by Chloe Wildman, Miss Allegany County’s Outstanding Teen. Held in parking lot of Emmanuel.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Washington St. /Sat. 10am-5pm & Sun. 11:30am-5pm
Tunnel Tours - Tunnels under Emmanuel Episcopal Church were part of the original Fort Cumberland that date from late the 1700s. Later they served as part of the Underground Railroad. Fee charged.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Washington St. / Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Vestry Hall. John Paul Strain will unveil his new painting “Great Cumberland Raid”, and will have other prints available for purchase.

Masonic Temple / 15 Greene St. / Sat. 10am-4pm
Open to the public. Tours and information.  Built in 1910, the building features include ceiling and wall paintings, elaborately carved ceremonial chairs, desks and altars.

Sunday in the Park / Constitution Park Amphitheater, Williams St. / Sun. 7:30pm-9pm
Jazzitis (Cumberland Jazz Society) Free and Open to the Public.

Tri-State Zoological Park / Courthouse Lawn / Festival Hours
Exotic animals. Petting Zoo with familiar & unfamiliar species including Otis the talking Cockatoo.  Fee for photos taken with animals.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad / 13 Canal St.
Potomac Limited 45 min. Train Ride: Fri. @ 5pm, Sat. @ 9am and 4pm, & Sun. @ 11am.  Call 1-800-train50 or visit for more information or to reserve seats. 
WMSR 301-759-4400.

Tour of SS Peter & Paul Cemetery / Fayette St. / Sat and Sun evenings @ 6pm
Meet at entrance. Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization guided walking tour of historic graves in cemetery and replica of Michelangelo’s Shrine of Pieta.