Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Grand Venice Hotel Wedding & Conference Center
Whether you’re in Hagerstown for business or to check out the area’s many historic sites, this hotel has a prime location for exploring the area. It’s also convenient to the Washington County Museum for Fine Arts and the 100-plus outlet stores at the massive Hagerstown Premium Outlets.
- Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with waffles, fresh fruit, and more
- Outdoor pool and whirlpool tub surrounded by umbrella-shaded tables
- Extensive wine selection at the hotel’s wine cellar and liquor store
- Grab a bite: The hotel has an onsite restaurant open 24/7, and is close to a hibachi grill and a Bavarian restaurant.
- Fitness center with cardio and strength-training machines
Hagerstown, Maryland: Historic Monuments and Family-Friendly Downtown
From the early days of the colonies to the Civil War, Hagerstown played a big part in early U.S. history. In fact, one of the most pivotal conflicts of the Civil War, the Battle of Antietam, took place here. You can learn all about it at Antietam National Battlefield. The park is also home to Burnside Bridge, which was built over Antietam Creek in 1836.
Washington Monument State Park contains one of the oldest monuments to President George Washington. This stone tower, resembling an old-fashioned milk can, stands at more than 30 feet tall. Weeping willows shade the peaceful walking trails at the historical Hagerstown City Park, which was established more than two centuries ago.
If you’re traveling with kids, check out Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum. Youngsters can watch model trains chug along, and tinker with locomotive lights and whistles. Another family-friendly attraction is Discovery Station, which has interactive exhibits and a collection of historic pipe organs.