• Volunteer Opportunities

  • Many of our heritage areas and events are managed and ran by non-profits.  It is our volunteers that keep these areas open and running.  From museums, trails, and historic sites to area events and programs held within the heritage area, it is our volunteers that make these things possible.  Whether you are a retiree looking for a way to get out into the community and contribute to your neighborhood or you are passionate about a certain heritage area or event, all of them need your help!  some heritage sites like museums are not able to open their doors and share the stories within without volunteers to run the facilities, greet the guests, or even help clean and maintain the facility.  Volunteers are also needed at various local heritage events within the county.  Many of these events play a vital role in the economy of our county, by bringing in visitors and introducing them to our county. Volunteers of all shapes and sizes are needed daily.  Whether you can commit a day or many we would love to have your help.  Contact kim@garrettchamber.com for details.       

  • small-banjo-logo.jpg
  • fot1-350.jpg
  • MHAA_logo_New.jpg
  • Garrett-Trails-.jpg
  • GC-Arts-Council-.png
  • Grantsville-AandE.jpg
  • Glaf-LOGO.jpg
    • artandwinelogo.jpg
  • Oakland Area

    Oakland Train Station                                  http://oaklandbandomuseum.org/volunteer.html

    Historical Society Museum                          301.334.3226

    Transportation Museum                               301.533.1044

    Little Yough Music Festival                           301.334.2691

    MD State Fiddle and Banjo Contest             301.334.2691

    GC Arts Council                                            301.334.6580

    GC A&E Districts                                          aedistrict@visitgrantsville.com or info@oaklandaedistrict.com

    Deep Creek Lake / Accident Area

    Garrett Trails                                                  director@garretttrails.org

    GC Art & Wine Festival                                   301.387.7729

    HART For Animals                                          301.387.7729

    Friendsville Area

    Celtic Festival                                                   http://gccelticfestival.com/contact

    Friends Museum                                              301.746.5919                     

    Grantsville Area

    Grantsville Museum                                        301.895.5454

    National Road Festival                                    301.895.5454

    Kitzmiller Area

    Coal Heritage Museum                                  301.453.3449

  • Get in touch

Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area

 15 Visitors Center Dr., McHenry, MD 21541

 301. 387.5238


  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce