Heritage Group Experiences
There is no better way to explore a region’s heritage than with a group. Explore and learn together with a receptive tour operator or with a self-guided experience. Travel back in time with a visit to one of our local museums including Garrett County Historical Society’s Museum, the Transportation Museum or the Oakland B&O Museum.
Several of our communities feature self-guided walking tours and Mountain Lake Park offers an audio tour as well. View historic structures including homes that are on the National Register of Historic Places, taking in unique architectural aspects. For an in-depth look at some of our most historic structures, make sure to include a stop at the James Drane House & Spruce Forest Artisan Village, which offer the opportunity to a guided look inside some of the oldest standing structures in our county. In Spruce Forest Artisan Village, many local artists have taken up residency to practice their craft. Get a first-hand view of pottery, bird carving and weaving.
The National Road is home to many other group tour stops including the Casselman River Bridge State Park, home of the Casselman River Bridge boasting the largest single span stone arch at time of construction between 1813 and 1817. There are several National Road Inns that are still standing today. The Casselman Inn continues to operate a lodging facility along with a restaurant.
If you are interested in bringing a group to our area, please feel to contact our local Garrett County Chamber of Commerce to help plan an itinerary based on your group interests.
Heritage Area & Groups Director
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
15 Visitors Center Drive
McHenry, MD 21541
Photo Credit: Bob Carney