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Garrett County Historical Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The museum is filled with wonderful displays and notes of history. Oakland is a wonderful peaceful... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Tim A
A Hidden Gem in Oakland!

This museum explores the founding of Garrett County and houses artifacts related to the military... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Allentown, PA
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The museum is filled with wonderful displays and notes of history. Oakland is a wonderful peaceful town.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tim A
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Quaint museum on main drag. Small town history of days gone by. In the center of things. Local restaurants and shops nearby. Good walking area.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank baldeagle8502
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum explores the founding of Garrett County and houses artifacts related to the military, education, the rail transportation, the hotel industry, and SO much more. We couldn't believe all the historical artifacts that we saw........such an amazing collection! There is absolutely no charge for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LivinglifeinPA
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Something for everyone! The collection is eclectic. The homestead in the rear is perfect for children to see. It tells a story of the railroad town to its present. They often have family activities in the gazebo. A gem.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Lucy0718
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Stop in and check this place out. It is a slice of an old town that has so much character and the people are so happy to live in. What a great time and it was so cool to meet the folks of this place!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank stm1258
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have heard great reviews about this, my grandson loves to go there, so I really need to take the time and take him back there.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank dglotfelty2
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We wandered in here, after finding out that the railroad and transportation museums were closed. We were cabin-camping at Herrington Manor State Park. The lady at the front desk greeted us warmly. We went from room to room, admiring the vast collections of historic objects...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is an absolutely lovely little museum. The collection is extensive, and very creatively displayed.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank busybees3
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I visited this site during the Autumn Glory Festival in October, 2016. It was quite crowded but it was on the day of the main parade. The museum is free which is great! There are several rooms and each features a different...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank VAvisitor
Reviewed 17 August 2016

... this museum allows for a deep and wide view of a town and a county in their heyday... when the railways going through Oakland turned it into an important relay node towards other cities.. pictures of now defunct hotels and busy railway construction point...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Giorgio G
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