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Frostburg, Maryland: Hotel's Local History Museum

A jail cell with dummies is a highlight in the basement museum of a Victorian hotel. Titanic memorabilia, replica coal mine, and stuffed dead animals no longer displayed.

Failingers Hotel Gunter

11 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD
Failingers Hotel Gunter. I-68 exit 34. Drive north on Hwy 36 for 1.5 miles. Turn left at stoplight onto ALT US Hwy 40/Main St. Drive one mile. Hotel is on right, just after intersection with Broadway. Enter the lobby, and the museum entrance is under the main staircase.
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Jail cell in the bathroom.

Hotel's Local History Museum

The Titanic display, cock fighting, and animal displays appear to be gone. The bathroom jail cell remains and other displays (curated with another local museum) are in place now.

[Jody High, 05/28/2021]
Hotel's Local History Museum - Speakeasy

The hotel is in the process of opening the speakeasy that was built during Prohibition. We were given a quick tour of the renovations and told all about the history and materials involved. They should have it open by August 2020.

[GigiP, 07/17/2020]
Quirky Local History Museum

In the basement of the Failingers Hotel Gunter is a very quirky museum dedicated to local history, but containing anything old or of interest to the owners. There's a mock coal mine, a cock fighting room, old jail cells, Titanic memorabilia, taxidermy (and random stuffed animals), etc. The museum is self-guided, and don't be surprised if you have to turn on the lights yourself.

[RyanW, 03/16/2015]

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