Canal Place

History Starts Here.

Transportation heritage is alive at Canal Place, Maryland's first Certified Heritage Area. The unique assets of the heritage area, its place in history, and the beauty of its natural resources distinguishes Canal Place as an ideal setting for a multitude of activities and events for years to come.

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  • What is Canal Place?

    Our ongoing mission is to honor and preserve local heritage and the C&O Canal and bring history to life for visitors and residents alike.

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  • Parking Spaces For Rent

    Canal Place currently has parking spaces available to rent on a monthly basis in its Harrison Street/Mechanic Street parking lot.

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  • Plan A Trip

    Located in the heart of Downtown Cumberland, visitors have plenty of choices for family and recreational activities at Canal Place.

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Recent News

  • Canal Place Clean-Up Day Held April 5th

    Canal Place Clean-Up Day was held on April 5, 2014 as part of the 26th Annual Alice Ferguson Foundation Potomac River Clean-Up. The National Park Service reported that there were 37 volunteers, including two groups from Frostburg State University – Phil Mu Delta and the Recreation Society, as well as a group of 4 from […]

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  • New store opens at The Shops at Canal Place

    Canal Place and Cumberland city officials helped celebrate the grand opening of the new SimpLee Kountry store at The Shops at Canal Place. Officially opening for business on March 14, 2014, SimpLee Kountry is a home decor and gift shop offering a wide variety of country/primitive items.

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