Sample Heritage Group Tour Itineraries
Half Day – Southbound
Begin your day in historic downtown Oakland. Enjoy breakfast at a local favorite such as the 3rd Street Diner or Englander’s Antiques & Grill. After breakfast, stroll down 2nd Street to the Garrett Arts Gallery Shop to discover artwork from talented local artists including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Walk around the corner to the Oakland B&O Museum, a restored Queen Anne style train station filled with exhibits and artifacts that showcase the heyday of train travel to our area.
Full Day – Southbound
After touring the Transportation Museum, enjoy the quaint town by walking up to view the stately Court House or by one of the beautiful churches that have been established for more than 100 years. Lunch time will lead you to one of the great eateries in the Oakland area – try the Manor Steakhouse for a truly enjoyable sit down lunch in a restored and historic location. If you are visiting during the late spring - late fall, be sure to plan a stop a the Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market. Find locally produced goods including fruits, vegetables, homemade items and so much more.
Half Day – Northbound
Begin your day by meeting at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center parking lot. Head north to Accident. Your first stop will find you back in time at the James Drane House. The Drane House is the oldest (listed) standing structure built in the year 1800. Don’t forget to stop by FireFly Farms, an award winning goat cheese creamery and market. Sample some tasty cheeses and purchase for later. After touring the Drane House (by appointment), you’ll continue north on Rt. 219 for a drive by the historic Kaese Mill. Continuing North to I-68, your destination will be Penn Alps, Spruce Forest Artisan Village and the Casselman Bridge State Park. Meander through the quaint village of local artisans, have lunch at Penn Alps and snap some photos of the National Landmark Casselman Bridge.
Full Day – Northbound
With extra time, you’ll want to enjoy Spruce Forest Artisan Village more in-depth with a guided tour of many of the sights including Stanton’s Mill, Alta’s Cabin and the Village Church. Continue your tour of the Northern end of the county in downtown Granstville at the Casselman Inn. Erected in 1824, this inn was one of many along the National Road, but remains an inn and restaurant to this day. Depending on time, you may want to travel east on Rt. 40 to stop by the infamous Hilltop Fruit Market and Candyland (not just for kids)! For the remaining afternoon, you’ll venture west on Rt. 68 to Friendsville, MD. Continue through Friendsville (time depending) check out Friend’s Museum.