Arts & Theatre in Hagerstown
Get to the heart of Appalachian art, music and more in the cultural hub of Mountain Maryland.
Hagerstown may be known as the heart of Civil War country, but beyond the battlefields, you’ll find tons of things to do that feed the artist in all of us, all year long. Between shows, concerts, events, galleries and outdoor art displays—there’s plenty of artsy ways to spend your day in Hagerstown.
The Mansion House Art Gallery is located in Hagerstown City Park. At this stunning Georgian-style mansion, the walls around you are just as beautiful as what’s displayed on them! Here, visitors can view and purchase works from local artists or attend classes, workshops and special art exhibits. The best part: there is no fee to visit the Mansion House Art Gallery.
The Maryland Theatre has been a Hagerstown institution for more than 100 years. It was first opened in 1915 and has hosted everything from concerts to recitals, plays, pageants, seminars, weddings and more over the years. The 1,300-seat theatre is also the official home of the beloved Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs at the historic Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown and offers a large variety of performances. From classics like Mozart and Beethoven, to special events featuring contemporary jams or seasonal programs like the MSO Pops! and Home for the Holidays, the orchestra’s performances are a true area gem. Treat yourself to one of the best things to do in Hagerstown!
This museum is small but mighty! Recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts features more than 6,500 pieces of art. Here, you’ll find paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts from across America, Europe and the rest of the world.
Located on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, the Washington County Arts Council Gallery showcases the works of regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits. Treat your eyes to something beautiful, then stop by the gallery shop to find a special something to take home with you. The Washington County Arts Council is also responsible for events like the Maryland International Film Festival—which takes place in locations throughout Hagerstown—and a summer concert series.
On the Hagerstown Cultural Trail you’ll find a mega mural, outdoor sculptures (including one that was hand-carved in the same place Michelangelo himself used to carve!), community art spaces and more—all packed into a walkable, half-mile stroll. The trail is a great way to enjoy a walk from City Park (home to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Mansion House Art Center) to restaurants and attractions in downtown Hagerstown.