The Hagerstown-Washington County area is a perfect blend of city and country life. Our pastoral landscape is filled with rolling hills and country roads as far as the eye can see. Communities date back to the Civil War era, and have historic legacy and quiet charm. We are located close to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., which infuse metropolitan culture and lifestyle into the region.
Whether you prefer the speed of the slopes or the calm of the canal, Hagerstown-Washington County provides a well-rounded atmosphere of culture and recreation. Our area has more than 35 museums—from fine arts to Civil War medicine—and more than 30 parks, including five national and eight state parks. Hagerstown hosts several annual festivals downtown, most notably the Western Maryland Blues Fest, Augustoberfest, Downtown Live, and the Alsatia Mummer’s Day Parade.
Some of our major local attractions are:
Washington County is ranked 5th in the State of Maryland for number of visitors (1.9 million annually) and 8th for visitor spending ($238 million annually). A major attraction in Washington County, the Prime Outlets, features over 100 brand name stores and draws over 4 million patrons per year. The National Research Bureau ranks our area as the 17th most-developed retail market per person in the nation.
|Store Group||County||Hagerstown||Hagerstown (MSA)*|
|Food & Beverage||$324,176||$102,569||$487,817|