The Frostburg Museum is home to several unique exhibits that tell the story of Frostburg's history... They range from historical artifacts from Western Maryland's earliest days as a stop along Braddock's Road, later known as the National Road, through it's time as a bustling city in the local coal mining region that produced semi-bituminous coal (ca. 1840 - 1920); the "best fuel in the world for naval vessels and Cunard liners".
You will also find a collection of tools and other items from former businesses, cameras dating from the 1890's, a wonderful collection of antique toys, as well as military dress uniforms and a large selection of musical instruments from the Arion Band's early days (ca. 1877).
In addition to the tools and amusements of the regions early settlers, the museum also hosts a large collection of genealogical records and photographs gleaned from a variety of turn-of-the-century documents.
The museum is also home to the Braddock Stone, an inscribed highway marker from the 1800's which was located along the Braddock Road in Frostburg. Located on the museum grounds, it is housed in a building replicating a historic pavilion from the 1890's and can be viewed daily.
There's much more to see in the permanent exhibits section of the museum. The museum also has a large gallery space which displays new works by our region's many fine artists. To see what's happening in the museum gallery this season please visit the Season Schedule page.
The Frostburg Museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is located on the corner of Hill and Oak Streets in Frostburg. (Map & Directions). Plan a visit, we'd love to see you!