On the summit of South Mountain, a spur of the Blue Ridge chain, stands the rugged stone tower known as The Washington Monument, the first monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. Washington Monument State Park offers an accessible picnic area, playground and museum.
The Museum’s professional standards of excellence in collection, exhibition, and interpretation have earned it the coveted accreditation of the American Association of Museums (AAM), an honor extended to fewer than ten percent of the nation’s museums. The museum has a collection of American paintings, Old Masters and European works, and Oriental and African art. This […]
Located on the Ridge of South Mountain, the South Mountain State Park extends the length of the mountain from Pen-Mar to Weverton. Battle of South Mountain occurred on September 14, 1862. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is a 2178-mile long footpath that runs from Maine to Georgia. The Appalachian Trail in Maryland runs approximately 41 miles […]
This Museum is dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War- a story of care and healing, courage and devotion amidst the death and destruction of America’s bloodiest war. This Museum also focuses on the medical changes that came from Antietam and South Mountain and how today they still shape modern day emergency […]
The property was acquired in 1823 and today its exhibits include several bedrooms with furnishings from the 1850’s – 1870’s, papers and historic items of the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The Miller House Library contains many early documents and church records of Washington County.
Situated in one of the most beautiful city parks in America is a Georgian-style mansion house built by John Heyser in 1846. The massive house with its large, inviting wrap-around porch is built of native limestone and bricks.
Kennedy Farm, Maryland a national historic landmark, used during the summer of 1859 by John Brown and his Provisional Army of the United States. From this house in 1859, John Brown, the storied abolitionist, seized the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry, just across the Potomac River. Recently restored, this log house is on the National […]
Preserves and restores railway equipment, including steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and other rolling stock. The public is invited every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm to enjoy the exhibits, which include pictures, lights, lanterns, bells, whistles and other railroading items. The museum also boasts a complete gift shop, library/research room, […]
The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. Picnic tables, grills, playgrounds and four lakefront rental gazebos are available in the day use area. The Park offers campsites conveniently located near bathhouses with hot showers.
Gathland State Park was once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. It is the site of a unique collection of buildings and structures that he designed and constructed, some of which have been restored.