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Museums

September 14, 2007

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 8:30 a.m. to 5 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. 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. Call 301-432-6969.

Bowman House Boonsboro Historical Society

323 N. Main St., Boonsboro

Open by appointment. Admission is free. The Bowman House, built by Jacob Powles, is a typical log house of the type built in Western Maryland during the early 19th century. John Bowman purchased the log house in 1868 and established the Boonsboro Pottery. His kiln is about 75 feet from the house. Call 301-432-6969.

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Christian Heritage Museum

14111 Pennsylvania Ave.

Open weekdays and weekends by appointment. Free admission. Donations accepted. The museum houses a privately owned collection of historic Bibles, books, manuscripts, sermon notes and documents of Christian history. Call 1-877-313-9002 or 240-313-9000, or go to www.christianheritagemuseum.com.

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. Memorial Day weekend through October. Donations are welcome. Site includes photos, memorabilia and models of canal boats and canal history. Call 301-678-5463.

Williamsport site

205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport

Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Photos, films, memorabilia and models of canal boats and canal history. Call 301-582-0813 or go to www.nps.gov/choh.

Discovery Station

101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays during July and August, Mondays and most major holidays. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and members of the military, $6 for children between ages 4 and 17, and free for children 3 and younger. Hands-on learning museum includes exhibits that promote science, technology and local history through displays and programs. Also houses the Hagerstown Aviation Museum. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

Fort Frederick

11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool

Open 8 a.m. to sunset daily from April through October; 11 a.m. to sunset daily from November through March. Admission to the park is free except on special-event weekends, when it is $4 per person and 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. Call 301-842-2155 or go to www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.html.

Gathland Museum

Gapland Road, off Md. 67

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. Call 301-371-4575. To arrange tours, call Al Preston at 301-432-0452.

Hagerstown Aviation Museum

14235 Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown

Home of the Fairchild C-82. Open by appointment only. Call 301-733-8717, call museum president Kurtis Meyers at 717-377-3030 or go to www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org.

Jonathan Hager House and Museum

110 Key St., City Park, Hagerstown

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 was built in 1739 by Hagerstown founder Jonathan Hager. Period furnishings. Call 301-739-8393, send an e-mail to hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org or go to www.hagerhouse.org.

Hagerstown Aviation Museum at Discovery Station

101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays during July and August, as well as Mondays and most major holidays. Admission, part of cost for Discovery Station, is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and members of the military, $6 for children between 4 and 17, and free for children 3 and younger. Highlights the 70-year history of aviation and aviation-related manufacturing in the Hagerstown area. Contact Kurtis Meyers at 717-377-3030 or Discovery Station at 301-790-0076 or go to www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org.

Hagerstown Railroad Museum

525 Highland Way, Hagerstown

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