The 10 Best Things to Do in Williamsport, United States

December 22, 2017 Lean Nau

Williamsport in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Williamsport with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. C&O Canal National Historical Park

Commerce Street, Williamsport, MD +1 301-582-0813
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

C&O Canal National Historical Park

Reviewed By Wes G

What a gem. Great information about the history of the C&O Canal. Wonderful video with film footage shot at the time the canal was busy. The Cushwa Basin is at the Williamsport site where coal from Cumberland arrived by canal barge and was transferred to the railroad.

2. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6495 +1 301-739-5727
Excellent
69%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

The WCMFA is a strong community anchor enhancing cultural opportunities, destination tourism, civic engagement, and economic vitality. Established in 1931 and dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for citizens from the four-state region, and national and international visitors, the WCMFA is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open six days a week, 52 weeks per year, offering free admission to a nationally recognized art collection, changing notable exhibitions, and numerous lively programs, educational offerings, and concerts. The Museum’s art collection includes over 6,500 works of art in the fields of American Art, world cultures, and art of the region. Changing exhibitions bring works of art from national and international sources to the region along with exhibitions recognizing regional artists.

Reviewed By poprox21 - Martinsburg, West Virginia

Great place for a class field trip!
Kids-only section, lots of hands-on crafts on display in an exclusive area. Classroom environment is a semi-private section just for kids where they can create and display their art.

Adults can browse hundreds of unique historical displays and local arts.

Located on the grounds of Hagerstown City Park, you can browse the displays and hen take a fresh air walk around the ponds and let the kids burn off steam on multiple playground sets.
Bring some cracked corn so the little ones can feed the ducks and swans.

3. Antietam Battlefield Guides

5831 Dunkard Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
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5 based on 97 reviews

Antietam Battlefield Guides

Antietam Battlefield Guides have been thoroughly tested, mentored, and certified by the National Park Service to lead tours at Antietam National Battlefield, 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry, and South Mountain Battlefield. ABG offers a variety of tours including the 2-hr highlight tour, 3-hr standard tour, 4-hr extended tour, 6-hr Antietam Plus tour, and the 8-hr Campaign tour.

Reviewed By John M

I arranged for a 3 hour standard tour of Antietam Battlefield with Antietam Battlefield Guides. Our guide was Gary Rohrer. Gary provided a link to a video describing the battle so that the group (including Americans, South Americans and Canadians) could be prepared to get the most out of the experience. He also advised us to dress warmly for the weather, which in early February was brisk (in the 30s F) and pretty breezy.

Gary was there to meet us when we arrived and proceeded to give us a fantastic tour of the key elements of the battle. Gary knows his stuff and kept up an interesting and punctuated narrative through 5 or 6 tour stops. Even though our group of about 18 people was distributed between 3 vehicles, we managed to hear Gary while driving between sites by using GoToMeeting and calling in with our cellphones on speaker in each vehicle.

Gary provided the group with the context of the battle in addition to providing a dramatic and detail-filed picture of the battle itself. Highly recommended!

4. Kitchen's Orchard and Farm Market

1025 Kitchens Orchard Rd, Falling Waters, WV 25419-3878 +1 304-274-1994
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Kitchen's Orchard and Farm Market

Locally owned and operated orchard and farm market only minutes from I-81 and between the communities of Hagerstown, MD and Martinsburg, WV. Because of our popularity and the quality of our products, we also serve many customers from the Winchester, VA area and parts of Western, MD and PA. We offer fruits and vegetables when in season grown on the farm and harvested from our orchards. We also offer natural grown beef from our farm and seasonal flowers, plants, pumpkins, mums and other decorative items such as corn stalks, hay bales and gourds. Deer apples are available every Fall season!

Reviewed By Jamie G

This place is really professionally done. They have groceries they sell from local farmers/food artisans year round, like homemade ice cream, eggs, and milk. They also sell canned stuff from Lancaster, semi handmade. In growing seasons they have their own produce and plants to sell, including apples in fall. You can pay with a credit card and the staff is always professional and nice.

5. I-81 Southbound Welcome Center

Mile marker 25, Falling Waters, WV 25419 +1 304-274-2281
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

I-81 Southbound Welcome Center

Reviewed By cainrcc - wv

Nice big rest area with 3 geocaches on the property and the man working the info. center gave me some needed hints to get the new cache open. Lots of info. about the area inside and very helpful about things to do in the area .Very clean restrooms.

6. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

1850 Dual Hwy, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620 +1 301-739-4200
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Reviewed By Roadtrip42Maryland - Maryland

I bike on the canal whenever possible, usually embark Williamsport. We are so blessed to have this towpath in our backyard. People walk, jog, bike, fish along the way. Always a perfect antidote to daily craziness.

7. Antietam National Battlefield

5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782 +1 301-432-5124
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Antietam National Battlefield

The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History: 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Antietam National Battlefield is located in western Maryland, 10 miles south of Hagerstown in Washington County. The best place to start your visit is at the park visitor center. The GPS address for the visitor center is 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Maryland, 21782. We have brochures, museum exhibits, a film, a museum store, and park rangers and volunteers on duty to help you get oriented. The battlefield is approximately 3,000 acres that you can explore in your car or by walking. Operating Hours & Seasons: Open All Year, The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Park Grounds are open daylight hours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day The park has an entrance fee of $5.00 Per Person (age 16 or older; 15 and under FREE) or $10.00 Per Vehicle.

Reviewed By actranslation - Redmond, Washington

The Battle at Antietam was significant for many reasons, and the excellent experience at this National Park helped us understand them at a deep level. The fact that the entire battlefield is preserved much as it was at the time (and they are working to expand it) goes a long way to grasping why so many young men lost their lives that day. I cannot recommend this park enough.

The driving tour is well-curated, and going in the off-season meant it was not crowded and we could spend time with the well-informed rangers. The desk volunteer was terrific, and even offered us a DVD full of educational matierals!

8. Hagerstown City Park

501 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6248
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Hagerstown City Park

Reviewed By Bob B - Falling Waters, West Virginia

It never ceases to amaze me, even when I first went to Hagerstown City Park as a small child -- the park is great. Whether you have a family or need to sit up a social event, this park is one that I recommend to everyone.

9. Discovery Station at Hagerstown

101 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4709 +1 301-790-0076
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Discovery Station at Hagerstown

Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. is a hands-on museum that provides life-long learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year. We create an environment that stimulates curiosity for discovery, exploration, and further investigation through exhibits and programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) principles.

Reviewed By ITRT - Virginia

The Discovery Station in Hagerstown, MD offers hands-on science and history exhibits. Some of the galleries include Mars One and Space Exhibit, LEGO Robotics, Japanese Tomodachi exhibit, dinosaurs, transportation and aviation exhibits, kinetic and potential energy, Civil War, and grocery store and agriculture exhibit. Our five-year old grandson’s favorite ones were the LEGO Robotics, kinetic and potential energy, the 15-foot replica of the Titanic and the grocery store and agriculture exhibits. There is also an area called “Early Childhood Gallery” geared to the preschooler and offers a playground play area. There is a small gift shop to purchase various items and toys. According to their brochure, special programs and events are held throughout the year. Discovery Station is opened Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 am to 4 PM. Children 3 and under are free. Children ages 4-17 are $6.00, adults $7.00, and Seniors and Military $5.00. The Discovery Station is a great place to visit

10. The Maryland Theatre

21 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-5512 +1 301-790-2000
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

The Maryland Theatre

The Maryland Theatre is the anchor to the Arts & Entertainment district in the city which comprises a new high school for the visual and performing arts (The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts), offices of the Washington County Arts Council and numerous new businesses and retail enterprises. The A&E District also offers convenient & inexpensive parking as well as over 10 restaurants. The Theatre provides comfortable seating for 1,281 at an average of 175 events and performances annually of country artists, comedians, orchestra concerts, children’s shows, musicians, recitals, stage shows including serving as the home of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, City Ballet School, The Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant and Hagerstown Community Concert Association. The Theatre’s mission, as a non-profit organization, is to preserve, restore and maintain The Maryland Theatre as a historic property and to provide quality entertainment, educational offerings to the community at large. The Maryland Theatre welcomes approximately 100,000 people through her doors annually including over 5,000 volunteers and 12,000 local students.

Reviewed By Ralph E - Hagerstown, Maryland

The wife and I went to the Maryland Theater for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Valentine concert " Romantic Rachmaninoff" piano concerto no. 2 featuring guest concert pianist Andrew Staupe. The concert was spectacular as is the gorgeous Maryland Theater. Newly refurbished from top to bottom. New seating and an audio loop installed in the floor for the hearing impaired The concert also featured The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn composed by Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Don Juan composed by Richard Strauss. Just a marvelous evening at the theater.

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