Jonathan Hager House Museum

110 Key St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
P: 301-739-8393
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Days Open: April - October
Hours: Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm, other days by appointment

Located in beautiful Hagerstown City Park, the Jonathan Hager House is the original home of Jonathan Hager, the founder of Hagerstown. Built in 1739, the Hager House was uniquely erected over two springs, on a 200 acre tract called Hagar's Fancy. In 1740 Jonathan presented the newly constructed house to his bride Elizabeth Kershner. Hager was an active participant of the community as a farmer and gunsmith. During the French and Indian War he served as a Captain of Scouts. He died in a construction accident in 1775 during a time when he served on various pre-Revolutionary War committees. He is considered not only the founder of Hagerstown, but also as the founder of Washington County.