Hagerstown Itinerary: Views, Brews & Blues Fest
The Itinerary at a Glance
This group itinerary is ideal for the soft adventure and live entertainment lovers as it features Washington County, Maryland’s recreation trails and the Western Maryland Blues Fest, which occurs annually the first full weekend in June.
3 Unique Experience on This Trip
- Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
- Antietam National Battlefield
- Western Maryland Blues Fest
Duration: 3 Days
Available: Summer months
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Lunch: Enjoy lunch on the deck at Buddy Lous Antiques in Hancock, overlooking C&O Canal National Park.
Afternoon: Pedal forward with bike rentals from C&O Canal Bicycle. Ride the C&O Canal Towpath east to the Western Maryland Rail Trail all the way to Fort Frederick, the only remaining stone fort from the French and Indian War.
Evening: Head downtown to City Center for an evening of live entertainment on the first night of the Western Maryland Blues Fest. Enjoy dinner at one of the many group-friendly restaurants in the heart of Hagertown’s Arts and Entertainment District.
Morning: Tour the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, a fee-free museum with renowned permanent exhibits and esteemed traveling exhibits as well as local history and art displays.
Lunch: Grab a bite to eat at The Grill at Runways, a friendly atmosphere with a front-row view of the Hagerstown Regional Airport runway.
Afternoon: Head back downtown to City Center and rock the night away to the rhythm of the blues!
Evening: Unwind with Antietam Brewery Civil War Inspired Beers with a craft beer and dinner pairing customized for your group.
Morning: Begin your day in Sharpsburg with a guided tour at Antietam National Battlefield. The Battle of Antietam resulted in the bloodiest day of combat in U.S. history. On September 17, 1862, just over 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after 12 hours of battle. Then, gather the troops for a journey home along Maryland’s scenic byways.