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PHOTO BY SARAH DUCK
HISTORY AND Heritage
The history and heritage of Garrett County spans centuries and across acres of mountain wilderness and rich farm fields. Today, our area maintains a strong commitment to preserving and promoting its heritage through the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area, including local sites, museums and attractions.
Garrett County Historical Museum (garrettcountymuseums. com/historicalmuseum.html): Cover 200 years of county history in a short time with a variety of exhibits, organized in themed rooms focusing on hotels, schools, transportation and more.
Garrett County Museum
of Transportation (garrettcountymuseums. com/transportationmuseum. html): Visitors to this two-story transportation museum get an up-close look at a replica of a blacksmith shop and vehicles from
days gone by — sleighs, buggies, early automobiles — plus a second floor that highlights the 90-plus- year history of Deep Creek Lake.
Oakland B&O Museum
(oaklandbandomuseum.org): Housed in the restored 1884 station that welcomed trains until 1971. The building has its original floors, an original bench in the ladies’ waiting room and window glass that has been salvaged and reframed. Railroad and many other county artifacts fill its interior and give a taste of the railroad’s heyday.
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