In Hagerstown, Maryland, you can engage in some serious retail therapy and visit extraordinary sites of the Civil War. That means a weekend trip to the hotels in Hagerstown can be both fun and educational. Since it's a relatively small city, the attractions are always nearby Hagerstown hotels. Here you can even visit an art museum while relaxing in a local park.
City Park is home to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, whose permanent collection has over 7,000 objects of American and European art. That's just one thing to see in City Park. Check out the Railroad Museum—open by appointment only—featuring 19th-century cars and artifacts used by workers on the tracks. Jonathan Hager House (open in the summer) is where the city's founder once lived. The building is elegantly restored with furnishings from the 18th century.
If you'd rather some modern furnishings you can actually take home, look no further than the Hagerstown Premium Outlets, a large outdoor mall featuring big-name brands. If you've booked one of the cheap hotels in Hagerstown, you can spend what you saved on your room in the more than 100 shops. Devote a couple of hours to the mall before delving further into Hagerstown's Civil War-era roots.
When booking packages to Hagerstown, plan to take a trip to the Antietam National Battlefield, the site of an important Civil War battle, in nearby Sharpsburg. The Antietam National Cemetery honors those who passed during the bloodiest one-day of battle in U.S. history.
For local dining, scope out North Potomac Street near City Hall for some restaurants. There's even dinner theater a short walk from City Park. If your Hagerstown hotel is outside the town center, you'll have a selection of chain restaurants to satiate your appetite, so you'll always have options.
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