No matter what your interests are—fine arts, rural heritage, American history, black history, geology or trains—you’re sure to enjoy a ramble through this year’s selection of Washington County museums,” says Museum Association President Bill Knode. “We welcome visitors and residents to take a trip through our county and see some of our wonderful museums.

The Ramble, sponsored by the Washington County Association of Museums and Historical Sites and Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, includes local museums and historic sites. Most of the participating museums are opening their doors free of charge and many have special surprises planned for the weekend.

The Museum Ramble is an opportunity to visit Washington County sites at a self-guided pace throughout the month of May. Of Maryland’s 300-plus museums, more than 10 percent are located in Washington County! The Museum Ramble makes the most of this by welcoming residents and visitors to the county’s museums, many of which are private and typically open by appointment only. The Visitor Center is located at 6 N. Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown.

See what museums are participating this year!