• Historic Casselman Inn on the National Road
  • Sharing our Heritage

  • Barn Quilt
  • Authentic History

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  • Gateway to the West

    Garrett County, the westernmost county in Maryland, is a region rich in history and natural resources.  The state recognizes its importance and certified it as one of thirteen such areas in Maryland. Explore our heritage and discover why.

  • FY2017 Mini-Grant Program - Now accepting applications! FY2017 Mini-Grant Program - Now accepting applications!

    The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area’s Mini Grant Program is now accepting applications!  The mini-grant program is a matching grant up to $2,000.00 designed to provide funding for innovative exhibits, tours, events, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Heritage Area’s Management Plan. These include: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, and Cultural Uniqueness. Projects must seek to attract cultural and heritage tourists to the region.  Non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible.  Individuals and businesses with proposals fitting the guidelines may apply in partnership with non-profit organizations. 

    Applications are due September 19, 2016 by 4:00pm. 

    Take advantage of this funding opportunity!  Contact Jen Durben at jen@garrettchamber.com or 301-387-4386 for more information or to find out how your project fits the criteria.

    Click for Application & Guidelines

  • Heritage Spotlight

    Tourist Railroads
    , August 18, 2016 | 7:00pm | Oakland B&O Museum 

    Mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm from June through August at the Oakland B&O Museum (117 East Liberty Street, Oakland, MD 21550)! Free admission. For more information call Terry Helbig at 301-616-0661.     

    This amazing line up of speakers will provide us with some wonderful historical facts and stories that are sure to please.

    August 18, "Tourist Railroads: Cass Scenic Railroad, The Durbin Rocket, New Tygart Flyer, and Cheat Mountain Salamander" by Lars Byrne & John Smith. The program will be a powerpoint presentation narrated by Smith and Byrne, covering the varied operations of the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad out of Elkins, Durbin, Cass and Staunton.  

  • Download our FREE Heritage App today!


    Available on Android and Apple devices, visitors and residents can download heritage related tours that takes them on a step by step journey around the county. Search Garrett Heritage Area in the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store to locate and download for FREE. Tours include fall foliage, barn quilt and our heritage area themes. Directions guide visitors to each stop and are available offline, perfect if your phone drops service.

    Be on the lookout for tours to be added in the future including trail routes and so much more! Download today to start exploring.

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