Experience Antietam National Battlefield, the site of “The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History.” 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing after twelve hours of savage combat during the Civil War on September 17, 1862. Following this battle, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Hike along the towpath of the C & O Canal and take a boat tour of the newly restored Cushwa Basin to experience what life was like on the canal.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, with its collection of European Old Masters and modernist masterpieces would make this institution a standout on its own, but its collection of 19th-century American landscape art is one of the most important of its kind. It’s no wonder the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is frequently called one of the best small city museums in the country.
See traditional artists at work at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, walk the Casselman Bridge, and try your hand at fly fishing in the Casselman River.
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