Grantsville is a town steeped in history with several historic sites. The same sense of community has carried over the first settlers to today's entreprenuers. Mainly a town of small business owners, one can find restaurants, groceries, goods and services, medical offices and other buinesses that make up the community that is in place today. We have what you're looking for.
- Interpretive Panel
Interpretive panels describing the area's history are located in front of the Casselman Inn and at the main entrance to the Town Park. Here is a longer version of the sign text.
- Casselman Inn
The Casselman Inn has been operated as an inn since it opened in 1842. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you may dine here any day except Sunday and they also have rooms available for rent.
- Cornucopia Farm
This private residence still bears the name of the original land grant established in 1785.
- Fuller-Baker Log House
Now a private residence, this log house was likely a drover's inn or tavern during the nineteenth century.
- Stanton's Mill
Built in 1797 and operated as a grist mill continuously from 1824 until 1990. There are plans to restore the mill to its earlier appearance. Penn Alps Restaurant, found at the same location, is a former inn dating from the 1800's. The adjoining Spruce Forest Artisan's Village provides some local history in its relocated pioneer cabins.
- Tomlinson Inn
Now a private residence, this large stone home was once a busy inn along the National Road. Its guests included Albert Gallatin and James K. Polk.
- Grantsville Community Museum
Opening May 18 to October, the Grantsville Community Museum holds a wealth of information on the history and life in Grantsville. Open Friday and Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Special tours available by contacting Earleen Tressler at 301-895-5314 or the Museum at 301-895-5454.
- Big Run State Park Situated at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir, the park, surrounded by Savage River State Forest, is 16 miles from exit 24 off Interstate 68.
- Casselman River Bridge State Park Picnicking & fishing. When it was built in 1813 the bridge was the largest single-span stone arch bridge in the world. It is a designated National Historic Landmark & listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Casselman River provides some of the best fly fishing in the Mid-Atlantic.
- Grantsville Town Park Children's playground, picnic pavilions, basketball & tennis courts, public restrooms and numerous events throughout the summer.
- Little Meadows Lake Camping, hiking or biking, fishing, feed the ducks & geese
- New Germany State Park Cross-country skiing, fishing, swimming, hiking, geocaching & camping. A 455 acre park featuring a 13-acre lake.
- Savage River State Forest Maryland's largest state forest at 53,000 acres including numerous geocache sites and hiking trails.
- Nearby Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort down-hill skiing, motor boating. Get more information and a free Vacation Guide at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. Also seewww.deepcreektimes.com & www.deepcreekmagazine.com.
Other Places of Interest:
- Spruce Forest Artisan Village, 301-895-3332
- Ruth Enlow Public Libary, Grantsville Branch at 102 Parkside Drive, open Monday 11-8, Tuesday-Friday 11-5:30, Saturday 9-1, 301-895-5298
- Garrett College Grantsville Outreach Center, 301-895-4310
- WAIJ Radio 90.3 FM, 301-895-3292