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  • Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area
  • Garrett County, Gateway to the West Garrett County, Gateway to the West

    Garrett County, the westernmost county in Maryland, is a region rich in history, culture 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.

  • Heritage Spotlights

    Click on the tabs below to view each spotlight.

  • FY20 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant Webinar and Q&A

    December 20 (1:30pm - 4:00pm) | Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

    We will host a viewing of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Grant Webinar and have a Q&A session afterwards. This webinar will give viewers the opportunity to learn more about this grant program from the staff of the MHAA program. After the webinar, attendees are welcome to stay and discuss project ideas and ask questions they may have about the application grant process with the Heritage Area Director.

    For more information and to register, click here.

  • FY19 Mini-Grant Program - Rolling Cycle

    The Heritage Area’s mini-grant program is designed to provide funding for non-capital projects including innovative exhibits, tours, marketing, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Management Plan including: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, Cultural Uniqueness. Projects should seek to attract cultural heritage tourists to the region. Click to view our Management Plan. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Durben at jen@garrettchamber.com.

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    *The mini-grant program is made possible with funding through the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Management Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

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  • 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 quilts, trails, and our heritage area themes. Directions guide visitors to each stop and are available offline, perfect if your phone drops service.

    Download today to start exploring.