Welcome to the Meyersdale Area Historical Society
The Meyersdale Area Historical Society supports and promotes activities chronicling the area’s story and participates in the development of interest, appreciation, preservation and research in the region’s history. The society’s home is the renovated Western Maryland train station leased from the County of Somerset, which serves as a Visitors Center and trailhead on the Great Allegheny Passage hiking and biking trail. The station houses exhibits relating to the region’s history and railroad-themed artifacts, operational model train displays including a children’s activity area, DVD programs highlighting trail and local attractions and oral histories, and a gift shop. The station is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from mid-April through October, offering hospitality and rest area facilities to trail users, tourists and local residents. Staff, volunteers, signage and printed materials at the Visitors Center provide information about housing, food service, amenities and attractions not only for the Meyersdale area but also throughout the county and along the trail.