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.

101758_8x10_CanonWith five state parks, numerous creeks, streams, and lakes, as well as the Potomac River, Washington County offers the very best of Maryland’s freshwater fishing opportunities. Public lands across the county offer dense white-tailed deer populations, wild turkey, and an abundance of small game.

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The five state parks located in Washington County offer recreational outdoor enthusiasts everything from kayaking, biking, and hiking, to camping, fishing, and hunting. An abundance of museums and historical sites means there’s always something to do and see in Washington County.

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Washington County possesses some of the finest surface transportation grids of any U.S. geopolitical jurisdiction. U.S. Interstate 81 bisects the county to the north and south. U.S. Interstate 70 does the same east and west. U.S. Interstate 68 begins at the Town of Hancock, taking commercial and public traffic to Morgantown, WV. U.S. Route 40 runs east and west through the city of Hagerstown, generally north of and parallel to 1-70. Other prominent federal highways include U.S. Routes 11, Alternate 40, 340 and 522.

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Planning to visit Washington County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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