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 Heritage, Groups & Meetings
   History & Heritage PHOTO BY TIMOTHY JACOBSEN
 Experience the nation’s pioneering spirit in Garrett County! Numerous sites around the region have historical, cultural and recreational importance. The
Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area is one of 13 certified Maryland Heritage Areas and celebrates the stories of Garrett County’s past.
 Don’t miss these destinations to learn more about our fascinating history & culture:
Garrett County Barn Quilts, located throughout Garrett County
(garrettbarnquilts.org)
Explore our scenic byways and sprawling farmlands as you discover more than 40 barn quilts. Each barn quilt has a unique design. A map and description
of each stop leads you on a fun adventure while learning more about our agriculture heritage.
Garrett County Arts Council Gallery Shop, Oakland (garrettarts.org)
Immerse yourself in an array of beautiful artwork created by 150 local artists. The Gallery Shop features a wide variety of pieces including photography, watercolor, painting, jewelry, pottery, woodworks, and so much more.
Oakland B&O Museum, Oakland (oaklandbandomuseum.org) Garrett County’s history was indelibly shaped by the B&O — both as a center of commerce and as a vacation destination. Trains stopped coming to Oakland in 1971, but the 1884 station building has undergone a complete, historically accurate restoration. One of the most distinguished depots in the country, the station is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, you’ll find original floors and an original bench in the ladies’ waiting room.
The Historic National Road
(visitmaryland.org/scenic-byways/ historic-national-road)
Originally known as Baltimore National Pike, the road begins
in Baltimore and passes through Garrett County on its 700-mile route to Vincennes, Ill. The development of this thoroughfare
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