The town, a part of the Whiteford-Cardiff Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Until 1978, this community was served by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad at milepost 42.4. Also on the National Register are the Broad Creek Soapstone Quarries and Slate Ridge School.
Picturesque landscapes adorned with sprawling farm homes, rambling hills, and bustling villages characterize scenic north Harford where Whiteford is found. The immense natural area, bordered by southern Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna River, has been largely preserved for agriculture and is home to a thriving thoroughbred breeding industry. Formerly the home of an enterprising slate and green marble mining industry, area attractions now include Fiore Winery, a lively vineyard recognized internationally for their award winning spirits, Geneva Farm Golf Course, a challenging public 18-hole green, and Rock State Park, a wooded treasure distinguished by unique stone landmarks and breathtaking waterfalls. Numerous outdoor festivals and events take place annually including the Fiore Wine and Jazz Festival, the Darlington Apple Festival, town fairs, polo matches, fox hunts, and steeple chase races.
The populated place Cambria lies to the northwest of Whiteford.