With five National Parks and eight State Parks, it’s no surprise that Washington County and Hagerstown, Maryland has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
Whether you love spending your time walking among the trees and listening to birds, picnicking in beautiful city parks or experiencing history first-hand in historic Colonial State Parks, you’ll find your new favorite travel destination in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The county is steeped in history. Its central location at the crossroads of the Civil War made Washington County home to the South Mountain State Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield and the Battle of Hagerstown in 1863.
In addition to its history, Hagerstown has also become a cultural hub in Maryland. During your stay in Hagerstown, visit the Arts & Entertainment District to experience the magic of the Maryland Theater and Performing Arts Complex and its year-round shows and events. The Complex is even home to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Nestled in Hagerstown City Park, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts boasts a highly sought-after permanent collection and draws art fans from across neighboring counties to see its schedule of exhibitions, concerts, films and lectures.
But the real draw of Washington County is the outdoor recreation. Most of Maryland’s Appalachian Trail lives in Washington County carving a north-south line across the region. In the south, stop at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal or try out the Potomac River.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Hagerstown, Maryland, you’ll arrive at the Hagerstown Regional Airport located just five miles out of town.