Washington County

Washington County is known for its rich history. Located in the crossroads of the Civil War, it is home to South Mountain State Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield, and the July 1863 Battle of Hagerstown. But Washington County also has a rich cultural scene.

Hagerstown’s Arts & Entertainment District is home to the Maryland Theatre which offers year-round performances and events, including Maryland Symphony Orchestra concerts. Hagerstown is also home to the Western Maryland Blues Fest. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, located in scenic City Park, boasts an outstanding permanent collection with an active schedule of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films, and special events for all ages.

Hagerstown MapLook for the interpretive panels at these sights:

  • South Mountain Summit – Monument Road, across from Old South Mountain Inn
  • Boonsboro to Hagerstown – Shafer Park Drive & Alt 40
  • Baltimore Street – Funkstown Town Hall
  • Building the Funkstown Turnpike Bridge – American Legion Post 211
  • Hagerstown – Hagerstown-Washington County Visitor Center
  • Wilson Bridge – Wilson Bridge Picnic Area
  • Wilson’s Store – Clear Spring
  • Miller’s Tavern – Miller’s Farmstead
  • A Road Nurtures a Vision – Verizon Building, MD route 68, Clear Spring
  • Hancock – Town Plaza
  • Hancock Tollhouse – MD 144 & Lecher Road (Coming in 2014)
  • The Challenge of Sideling Hill – Sideling Hill Visitor Center

Map and Guide

Road Talk

“Drive the 10,000 miles across America and you will know more about the country than all the institutes of society and political science put together.”

– Jean Baudrillard