Family Activities Near Hagerstown MD

Family Activities Near Hagerstown MD
Sometimes, it’s just not possible to take a “throw caution to the wind, hop on a plane, book the hotel and eat till you drop family vacation”.  That’s why I’m sharing fun family activities in and near Hagerstown MD. For those lean years when you can’t travel far, field trips and those days where you just want to get into something fun, here are my picks for close-to-home family activities.

Museums near Hagerstown, MD


Miller House Historical home with a rich history dating back to 1825

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Train history in the Hagerstown area

Hager House A historical home built in German tradition which sits inside the City park grounds

Hagerstown Aviation Museum View aircraft as you learn about Hagerstown’s aviation history

Arts and theatre near Hagerstown, MD


Washington County Playhouse Dinner theatre showcasing Broadway classics

Maryland Theatre Everything from plays to concerts and comedians to orchestras

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Tour their collection or participate in any number of events, lectures, and classes

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Offering a full calendar of music performances and education

Just Lookin’ Gallery Art gallery and more dedicated to black American, African and West Indian artists

Science centers near Hagerstown, MD


Discovery Station Hands-on, interactive programs and exhibits that bring learning to life

William Brish Planetarium Educational programs to explore the bounds of space

Crystal Grottoes Caverns More formations per square foot than any other known cavern (Boonsboro)

Albert Powell Fish Hatchery Hatchery specializing in Rainbow Trout, call for a tour

Outdoor activities near Hagerstown, MD


Hagerstown City Park Beautiful park with museums on the grounds

Bicycle Tours A fun and fit way to tour the city

Antietam Recreation Horseback riding, swimming, drama, creek activities and more

Red Heifer Winery Sample local wines, picnic and enjoy a beautiful view (Smithsburg)

Washington Monument State Park Built in 1827 by the citizens of Boonsboro in memory of George Washington, great hiking

Breezy Ridge Riding Stables Riding instruction for all levels, groups welcome

Yogi Bear’s Camp-Resort Campsite for tents, RVs and cabins, offering activities including volleyball, mini golf and outdoor movie theater

Hagerstown Suns Baseball Enjoy a game at one of the three oldest Minor League baseball stadiums in the area

Farmer’s Market Offering over 30 exhibitors with produce, baked goods and crafts, this market has been held for over 225 years

What sites do you recommend in Hagerstown MD?

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  3. Hagerstown-Washington County is home to five national parks, eight state parks, over thirty museums, a professional baseball team, a world-class symphony orchestra, Hagerstown Premium Outlets, and a lot more. There are several Civil War battlefields, including Antietam, South Mountain, Monterey Pass, Williamsport, and others. Visit Fort Frederick, and also you can kayak, canoe, hike, bike, and a lot more. Whether it’s spending time on the Potomac, or one of our many creeks, or hiking the Appalachian Trail, or biking the C&O Canal towpath or Western Maryland Rail Trail, there’s are plenty of recreational opportunities. Visit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, or Discovery Station, or the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum. Families love Washington County. There are three wineries, with more on the way! For more information see: Call 888-257-2600.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing these great Staycation ideas for Hagerstown, Maryland! I’m in Northern VA, so this would make for some fun day trips. Love all the museums, art centers and outdoor options in the area plus not too far away from Washington DC!

    1. Thanks Laura! I’m really excited about how much Hagerstown has to offer. I didn’t realize until we moved to the area how varied it is.

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