Although many people know Hagerstown for its place in history, with nearby Antietam National Battlefield and other Civil War battles including the Battle of Hagerstown in July of 1863, they will be surprised to discover its rich cultural scene. The Washington County Museum is located in scenic City Parks and boasts an outstanding permanent collection with an active schedule of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films and specials events for all ages.
Additionally, the Maryland Theater also serves as home to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, which has become a significant regional force. The streets come alive with the Western Maryland Blues Festival in the summer, and many other events make Hagerstown a must see, and do, location.
Washington County, of course, is full of rich heritage and outdoor activities. Imagine relaxing in a canoe as it passes under historic Burnside Bridge at Antietam Battlefield and thinking back to nearly 150 years ago when the whole area was in the throes of the Civil War. This crossroads of the Civil War are filled with history and culture. So much so, that you will begin planning your next visit before the first one is over.
Visit the Hagerstown-Washington County website.