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Museums

September 24, 2006

Antietam National Battlefield

Md. 65
Sharpsburg

Visitors center is open daily. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; from Labor Day through Memorial Day, hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The battlefield is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The park is open daily until dark.

Admission is $4 per person and $6 per family.

For information, call 301-432-5124 or go to www.nps.gov/anti.

Boonsborough Museum of History

113 N. Main St.
Boonsboro

Open Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. from May through September, or by appointment.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Group discounts available.

The museum has Civil War relics from local battlefields, reconstructed 1900-era cabinetmakers' shop and country store, rare books, historical local and Oriental ceramics, and other early artifacts.

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For information, call 301-432-6969.

Christian Heritage Museum

14111 Pennsylvania Ave.
North of Hagerstown

Open on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on weekends, by appointment only.

Free admission; donations accepted.

Houses a privately owned collection of historic Bibles, books, manuscripts, sermon notes, more.

For more information, call 1-877-313-9002 or 240-313-9000, or go to www.christianheritagemuseum.org

C&O Canal National Historical Park

Hancock site
326 E. Main St.
Hancock

Open Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations welcome.

The site includes photos, memorabilia and models of canal boats and canal history.

For information, call 301-678-5463

Williamsport site
205 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photos, memorabilia, models of canal boats and canal history.

For more information, call 301-582-0813.

For more information about the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, visit www.nps.gov/choh.

Doleman Black History Museum

540 N. Locust St.
Hagerstown

Museum undergoing renovations. Once completed, the museum once again will be open by appointment only and admission still will be free.

Contains four rooms of artifacts, documents and other items pertaining to the lives of blacks in Washington County.

For information, call 301-739-8185.

Fort Frederick

11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool

Open 8 a.m. to sunset every day from April through October; 11 a.m. to sunset every day from November through March.

Admission is free to Fort Frederick State Park, except on special-event weekends, when admission is $4 per person and is free for children in car seats or strollers. To enter the fort, admission is $3 for adults and $2 for ages 6 to 12.

A stone-walled fort was built in 1756 to protect frontier settlers during the French and Indian War. The fort also has interpretive displays and living history displays.

For information, call 301-842-2155 or visit www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.html.

Gathland Museum

Gapland Road
Off Md. 67, east of Gapland

Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week from April 1 through mid-September and on weekends through Nov. 1.

Admission is free.

Exhibits present the life of Civil War correspondent George Alfred Townsend.

For information, call 301-371-4575. To arrange tours for schools or other groups, call Al Preston at 301-432-0452.

The Hager House

110 Key St.
City Park

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and $1 for ages 6 to 12.

The house is a German-style stone house built in 1739 by Hagerstown founder Jonathan Hager.

For more information, call 301-739-8393, send e-mail to hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org or visit www.hagerhouse.org.

Hagerstown Aviation Museum

101 W. Washington St.
Hagerstown

Inside Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc.

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission, part of cost for Discovery Station, is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and members of the military, $6 for children between 2 and 17, and free for children younger than 2.

Hghlights the 70-year history of aviation and aviation-related manufacturing in the area.

Web site: www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org.

For more information, contact museum President Kurtis Meyers at 717-377-3030 or Discovery Station at 301-790-0076.

Hagerstown Railroad Museum

525 Highland Way
Hagerstown

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

Features a 1912 steam locomotive engine used by the Western Maryland Railroad Co. Also, railroad-related memorabilia.

For information, call the Hager House at 301-739-8393.

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

300 S. Burhans Blvd.
Hagerstown

Open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Admission is $3.50 for adults and 50 cents for ages 4 to 12. Ages 3 and younger admitted free.

Features exhibits, railroad memorabilia and model train layouts.

For information, call 301-739-4665 or visit www.roundhouse.org.

Hancock Museum

126 W. High St.
Hancock

2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month from April through October.

Admission is free.

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