Parks, Trails and Waterways



Antietam National Battlefield

PO Box 158 (Rt. 65)
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
P: 301-432-5124
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The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History where 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam…
Visit the Antietam National Battlefield - Civil War History Washington County

Antietam National Cemetery Museum

PO Box 158 (Rt 65)
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
P: 301-432-5124
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At Sharpsburg, the site of the bloodiest single day battle in American history. Casualties totaled more than 23,000 on September 17, 1862. Clara Barton cared for wounded soldiers here. Visit…
Visit the Antietam National Cemetery - Civil War History near Hagerstown MD

C&O Canal National Historical Park

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740
P: 301-745-8889
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184.5 Miles of Adventure! Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a…
184.5 Miles of Adventure and fun at the C&O Canal National Historical Park - Washington County MD

Fort Ritchie Community Center

14421 Lake Royer Dr., PO Box 755
Cascade, MD 21719
P: 301-241-5085
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Create and provide healthy lifestyle and leisure activities, foster community traditions, and promote cultural development through the arts, education, sports, technology, and natural resources to enhance the quality of life…
Washington County tourism - Fort Ritchie Community Center creates a healthy lifestyle and leisure ac

Fort Frederick State Park

11100 Fort Frederick Rd.
Big Pool, MD 21711
P: 301-842-2155
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American history from the colonial period to the present can be discovered at Fort Frederick State Park. Our 585 acre park features a unique stone fort that served as Maryland’s…
Washington County recreational parks - Fort Frederick State Park

Gathland State Park Museum

900 Arnoldstown Rd.
Boonsboro, MD
P: 301-791-4767
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Astride the ridge known as South Mountain, near Burkittsville at Crampton's Gap, lies Gathland State Park. The home of an unusual man, Gathland was an architecturally unique estate made up…
Gathland State Park Museum - what to do near Hagerstown MD

Recreation and Parks Department - Washington County

1307 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
P: 240-313-2700
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Recreation and Parks Department - Hagerstown in Washington County

Sideling Hill

6 miles west of Hancock on Interstate 68
Hancock, MD
P: 301-842-2155
Sideling Hill is on Sideling Hill Wildlife Management Area's (WMA) 3,000-acres of mixed oak-hickory forest that straddles Sideling Hill Creek. For outdoor enthusiasts, this is a prime location for mountain…
Slideling Hill is 3000 acres of mixed forest next to Sideling Hill Creek - fun things to do near Hag

South Mountain State Park

21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
P: 301-791-4767
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South Mountain State Park is a 40-mile long multi-use state park weaving along the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. It has no distinguishable boundary…
South Mountain State Park

Washington County Agricultural & Education Center

7313 Sharpsburg Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
P: 240-313-2807
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The Agricultural Education Center has been the region's choice location for tractor pulls, sales, trade shows, corporation picnics and the home of the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair. The…
Washington County Agricultural and Education Center has many activites for young and old.

Washington Monument State Park

6620 Zittlestown Rd.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
P: 301-791-4767
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In Washington County, four miles east of Boonsboro and 1 1/2 miles north of Alternate Route 40 on Monument Road, Washington Monument State Park is named for the first monument…
Washington Monument State Park - activites and fun things to do