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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 401 Museum Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6495
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+1 301-739-5727
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Art on a lake ...

Had to compete with a duck trying to enter this small county museum. It's located in the city park overlooking a small lake. The museum displays old masters, American landscapes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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37 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to compete with a duck trying to enter this small county museum. It's located in the city park overlooking a small lake. The museum displays old masters, American landscapes, ashcan and abstract art. Also may decorative pieces. A few small Rodin structures are scattered around. A gallery was reserved for changing exhibits. When we were there a room was... More 

Thank John N
Hagerstown, Maryland
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156 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is adjacent to the city park in hagerstown, it isnt overly large but they keep it in pristine condition and do a nice job rotating various displays throughout the year

Thank d a m
Sharpsburg, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very laid back and leisurely experience. Walking thru the park and then going through the museum makes for a fun afternoon.

Thank Maryland815
Sedona, Arizona
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441 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Washington County FREE Museum is one of the finest attractions in the entire region. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL with a very large collection of FINE art from around the world. The museum has grown exponentially over the past six decades and acquired very valuable art pieces (thanks to prior Director Ms. J Woods) which are displayed on a revolving... More 

Thank WorldSprinter18
Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice mid size museum with enough variety that you can find something that you will like. Not so big that it will overwhelm especially if you have small children with you.

Thank BernardBaltimore
Frederick, Maryland
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suspect this is a very nice museum according to the reviews- but this place is NOT kid friendly. I wonder who decided to put a 'free museum' by a children's park with a whimsical entrance which draws children. We came with small children and were met at the door with a frown- and it only got worse. We felt... More 

Thank LOis003-02
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The rotating displays and artwork are amazing. I enjoy going often and try to make it for each new display. The music presentations are a gem!

Thank lorles17
Hagerstown, Maryland
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I live in Hagerstown and I haven't visited the museum for a while. The last time I visited was to admire the kids artwork from Greenbrier Elementary, the school I used to teach. I'm retired now. It was wonderful touring the museum again to soak in new pieces displayed.

Thank Anita K
Carmel, Indiana
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I did not expect such a nice collection in a smaller town and so far from DC. Nice visit, low key and friendly and helpful staff. I will return

Thank hoosierbirder
Paisley, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I took my six year old grandson here as part of a Cub Scout badge. We had a great half hour looking at the paintings until his attention wavered. It is well worth a visit if you have some more time a there is a good range of art here. The staff are very helpful

Thank Ken R

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