Local Area Attractions
NEW Tree Top Canopy Tours! River Riders has a variety of fun activities which include rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and NEW this year the Tree Top Canopy Tours. This new adventure includes 8 Zip Lines and 2 High Bridges. The Tours will take approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is guaranteed to be awesome fun for the whole family. Reservations are required. For more information please call 800-326-7238, or visit them online at www.riverriders.com.
Harpers Ferry Toy Train Museum
This museum was established in 1970 by Robert E. Wallich who began collecting trains when he was just a child and never gave up his hobby for 72 years. There are trains of every size and make on display. Dont miss the 75-foot long operating Standard Gauge layout. Kids and adults alike will enjoy an outdoor miniature train ride. Open weekends April through October (weather permitting). For more information call (304) 725-2521.
Brunswick Railroad Museum
Its a step into the past. See the 1891 train station and the museums famous HO scale model railroad. View where the steam engines were repaired in the c. 1907 roundhouse and changed in direction on the turntable. Let your children operate the switches on the model railroad. Open April to January. For more information or group reservations call (301) 834-7100.
George Washingtons Headquarters
Cumberland, MD. This building is the only remaining structure of Fort Cumberland, circa 1755. (301) 777-5132
The Narrows and Lovers Leap
The Cumberland Narrows, a spectacular break in the Allegheny Mountains with vertical rocky walls which rise more than 800 feet above Wills Creek and the main line of the B&O Railroad. During daylight hours, drive on the top of the eastern wall.