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  • Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area
  • Begin Your Garrett County Virtual Reality Tour!

    Garrett County Virtual Tour

  • 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.

  • FY19 Mini-Grant Program

    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. Details about the Management Plan are found on this website under Partner Links. 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 Spotlights

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  • Preservation Maryland Pop-Up Office

    Wednesday, August 22 | 1pm - 7pm | Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County (Oakland Branch)

    Thanks to the generous support of the Rural Maryland Council, Preservation Maryland hosted several pop-up offices across the state this summer. A pop-up location will be staffed by Preservation Maryland's Director of Communications, Meagan Baco, at the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County in Oakland on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Bring your preservation questions! Members of the public are encouraged to drop-in with their preservation projects and questions. No appointment is necessary! Preservation Maryland staff will advise anyone who stops in.

    For more information, contact Preservation Maryland at 410-685-2886 or email info@presmd.org.

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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.