Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor Bureau, 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, (301) 791-3246, www.marylandmemories.org.
Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, (301) 432-5124, www.nps.gov/anti. Not as well known as Gettysburg's but big and bloody nonetheless, the Civil War battle at Antietam left 23,000 men killed, wounded, or missing. Learn all about it by going to the visitors center and then taking an eight-mile driving tour of the battlefield.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 91 Key St., Hagerstown, (310) 739-5727, deaf: (301) 739-5764, www.washcomuseum.org. From Oriental to African, from American to European, this museum holds a wide variety of artworks. Exhibits this summer include a display of 18th- and 19th-century British ceramics.
French and Indian War Grand Encampment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-26, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Ford Road, Big Pool, (301) 842-2155. Watch as grown adults play Frenchmen and Indians.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Hagerstown Suns, Municipal Stadium, Hagerstown, (301) 791-6266, www.hagerstownsuns.com. The San Francisco Giants minor-league affiliate kick major baseball butt, or try to.
Monster-Truck Nationals, 8 p.m. July 19-20, Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, (301) 582-0640, www.hagerstownspeedway.com. Thrill as Dracula and the Wolfman race around in their pickups. OK, not really. But the trucks are cool.
In the mood for some antiques-hunting? Washington County is a good place to track down old gold:
Auction Square Flea Market, 7700-F Old National Pike, Boonsboro, (301) 416-2788.