Gordon-Roberts House Museum
218 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Tours given on the hour.
$7 Adults
$6 Seniors
$5 Children 12 & under
Tea served with tours
Sharon Nealis, Executive Director
phone: 301-777-8678


he Allegany County Historical Society was founded in 1937, following the Cumberland Sesquicentennial Celebration. The purpose of the Society is to develop and preserve an awareness of history and traditions of Allegany County among its citizens and among visitors to the county. In fulfillment of this purpose, the Society shall acquire, catalogue, and preserve collections of objects and archival materials relating directly or indirectly to the history of the County, the surrounding area, and its peoples.

Today the Society owns and operates as museums the Gordon-Roberts House at 218 Washington Street and the F. Brooke Whiting House of Art at 632 Washington Street. In the spring of 2009 the Society will begin the restoration work on a one-room school which will eventually open for school field trips and history camps.

Artifacts Collections

  • furnishings (Victorian era)
  • military artifacts
  • costumes
  • textiles