Canal Place
For the building in New Orleans often called "Canal Place", see One Canal Place Canal Place is a 58.1-acre (235,000 m 2) park operated by the National Park Service located in Cumberland, Maryland. The park includes the Western Maryland Railway Station, station plaza, a picnic area, a canal boat replica, a pedestrian bridge to George Washington’s Headquarters (part of Fort Cumberland), picnic area, and the Crescent Lawn Festival Grounds. Future plans for the festival grounds include an Adventure playground and an outdoor recreation facility composed of an ice skating rink, climbing walls and hardscape surface for summer activities. The Cumberland Visitor Center for the C&O Canal National Historical Park is located at Canal Place, and features interactive and educational displays about the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and Cumberland. Exhibits tell the story of the canal's construction, cargo, mules, locks, and crew. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers rides on historic trains, and departs from the Western Maryland Station. "The Cumberland" is a full-size replica of a canal boat located in the Trestle Walk at Canal Place. Costumed guides talk about the history of the canal and daily life aboard a canal boat. Visitors can tour the mule shed, hay house, and furnished Captain's cabin. The Canal Place facilities are owned and managed by the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, an agency created by the State of Maryland in 1993.