Immerse your group in the sights and sounds of Washington County, Maryland with a tour of Civil War Battlefield and a visit to the Arts & Entertainment District. Over 90 Civil War monuments are located in the area, and each tells the story of sacrifice.
Arrange for pick up or delivery of box lunches from Hempen Hill BBQ, a hometown favorite boasting some of the best-ranked BBQ in the nation. Plan to stop for a BBQ
picnic while touring the Civil War sites of Washington County!
Begin your day in Sharpsburg at Antietam National Battlefield. The Battle of Antietam occurred on, September 17, 1862, preceding the Battle of Gettysburg. After twelve hours
of combat 23,000, soldiers were missing, wounded or killed. Over 90 regimental monuments, state monuments and monuments to individuals are located on the battlefield and surrounding heritage sites including South Mountain at Fox's Gap and Crampton's Gap.
Then continue to Washington Monument State Park, located on South Mountain and is home to the first completed Washington Monument in memory of George Washington. During your visit, challenge your group to locate all the monuments!
Start your day with a morning stroll in City Park, recently named of America’s Best Parks. City Park is home to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, where you can take a self-guided tour or arrange for a docent-led tour.
Celebrate the making of one of our nation's most notable monuments, Mount Rushmore, the museum’s permanent collection includes Guzton Borglum’s preliminary sculpture to Rushmore, the bust of Abraham Lincoln. After touring the museum, visit the city’s monument to our founder– Jonathan Hager House—also located in City Park. The restored 1740 stone house is built in German style complete with authentic furnishings of the period.
Make your next stop Hagerstown’s City Center. Visit the Washington County Arts Council Gallery and Shop and have lunch at the Rhubarb House or Gourmet Goat. After lunch, spend the afternoon browsing the brands you love at Hagerstown Premium Outlets.
Plan an evening in Hagerstown’s award-winning Arts & Entertainment District. Dine at Bulls and Bears or 28 South before experiencing the movements of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra on stage at the historic Maryland Theatre. For a complete listing of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s schedule contact the box office. Group discounts available.
Before heading home, venture to the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. The scenic viewshed spans a half-mile along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and features an aqueduct, the Cushwa warehouse on the turning basin, trolley barn, canal lock, lock house and a railroad lift bridge.