The Washington County Historical Society is headquartered at the Miller House Museum in downtown Hagerstown. Visitors of all ages are welcome to take a self-guided cell phone audio tour or docent guided tour around the historic 1825 townhouse. Artifact collections include clocks, Civil War relics, 19th Century paintings, textiles, pottery, dolls, and more related to the history of Washington County. Along with the artifact collections, visitors can explore our kinship Family Heritage Research Center to investigate their genealogy with records from Ancestry.com, Newspaper Archives, and our newest resource, Fold 3, a military database.
We offer seasonal events, lectures, programs and kid-friendly activities. Join us every second Friday of the month for our popular Culture and Cocktails lecture series featuring a noted speaker in the fields of history, science, religion, and regional studies. Pair the lecture with a fun cocktail, and the evening only gets better! Also join us every Saturday from 11am-2pm for a free Family Workshop where kids and adults can enjoy making anything from kaleidoscopes, friendship bracelets, and sundials, to playing pumpkin bowling and learning to knit.
Hours of Operation: 9am-4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed on major holidays. Fee charged for tours.