• 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!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED! 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 October 7, 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

    Outdoor Quick Paint/ Plein Air
    , September 24, 2016 | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Spruce Forest Artisan Village

    Come participate in our outdoor quick paint/ plein air event on Saturday September 24th.  Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to come participate with several awards categories, including: first time. All mediums are welcome and there are no canvas requirements. Simply bring your own canvas, art supplies and easel and paint whatever you like within the Little Crossings campus (Spruce Forest Artisan Village, The Casselman River Bridge, The Casselman River, Stanton's Mill, the historic buildings, ect).  Registrations starts at 8 AM and completed works must be turned in by 3 PM. Awards begin at 4 PM.  Sponsored in part by the Alleghany Area Art Alliance and Garrett County Arts Council.  

    Contact Spruce Forest for more information at info@spruceforest.org or visit www.spruceforest.org.

  • 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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