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  • Autumn Splendor

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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.

  • Heritage Project Grant Workshop & Webinar

    November 27, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Garrett County Visitors Center (Conference Room)

    Join the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area to learn about the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant program. This grant program is a source of funding designed to assist and encourage the preservation of historical, archeological, natural, and cultural resources and support economic development through heritage tourism. The FY20 project grant round will begin with an intent to apply due on January 31, 2019. Full applications will be due Friday, March 8, 2019. If you are unable to attend the workshop in person, you may join us for the webinar.

    Click for more information and to register or please contact Jen Durben at jen@garrettchamber.com.

  • 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.

  • Heritage Site Map Heritage Site Map

  • Upcoming Events

  • Our new 2018 driving tours are here! Click to view directions and maps. Thank you to Ledo Pizza and Humberson Homes for their support of the driving tours!

  • 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.