Calendar of Events


German Christmas

  • December 2-4 & 9-11

GermanChristmasStairs_small.jpgEnjoy a guided tour of the seasonally decorated colonial-era home of Hagerstown's founder. Read More

  • Jonathan Hager House Museum in Hagerstown City Park

    110 Key Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website

Newcomer House Illumination

  • December 3 at 2:00 PM

IMG_4841.JPGDedicate your own memorial luminary as a complement to the Antietam illumination. Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • 240-308-1740

Christmas in the Valley

  • December 3 at 4:00 PM

Enjoy seasonal, family-friendly festivities along the historic National Road. Read More

  • Main Street Middletown

    31 West Main Street
    Middletown, MD 21769
  • Website

Civil War Encampment

  • December 3 at 9:00 AM

CCFM Winter Encampment.jpegLearn how troops celebrated the holidays during the Civil War. Read More

  • Carroll County Farm Museum

    500 S. Center Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website

National Road Museum Open House

  • December 3 at 10:00 AM

National Rd Museum_June 2016_4.JPGGet a glimpse inside the only museum in Maryland dedicated to the National Road. Read More

  • National Road Heritage Museum

    214 N. Main Street
    Boonsboro, MD 21713
  • Website

Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination

  • December 3 at 6:00 PM

8251076972_312ea60684_o.jpgThe annual Memorial Illumination honors those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Antietam. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Road
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website

25th Annual Candlelight Walk and Christmas Tree Lighting

  • December 9 at 7:00 PM

Washington_Rose Hill Cemetery_1.JPGEnjoy special holiday traditions in this historic cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 2,500 Confederate soldiers. Read More

  • Rose Hill Cemetery

    600 South Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website

Christmas by Candlelight

  • December 10 at 7:00 PM

Washington_Tolsons Chapel springtime.JPGStep back in time at an inter-denominational community celebration. Read More

  • Tolson's Chapel

    111 E. High Street
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website

Museums by Candlelight

  • December 10 starting at noon

Museum of the Iron Worker fireplace.JPGCelebrate the holiday season at 20 historic sites across Frederick County. Read More

What's So Special About that Old Building? Identifying Visual Character in a Historic Structure

  • December 13 at 6:30 PM

Washington_HagerstownWinter.JPGLearn about a three-step process to identify visual character in historic buildings, developed by the National Park Service. Read More

  • Trinity Lutheran Church

    15 Randolph Avenue
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

Frederick’s Civil War Series – Christmas in the Hospital: The Holidays in Frederick’s Civil War Hospitals

  • December 17 at 2:30 PM

Examine how the wounded and sick soldiers in Frederick’s hospitals celebrated Christmas. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-695-1864

Historic Houses of Worship Tour

  • December 26 between 3:00-7:00 PM

Washington_Hagerstown1.JPGStep inside Hagerstown's historic houses of worship on this special holiday self-guided tour. Read More

  • Downtown Hagerstown

    135 W. Washington St.
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

  • December 26 between 4:00-9:00 PM

IMG_8895.JPGThis special open house at a dozen sites celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season. Read More

  • Historic Downtown Frederick

  • Website

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