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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
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lovely little gallery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken R
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My daughter in law had a photo on display! Many awesome exhibits, as well! walking around the museum is special the swans are gorgeous!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Been meaning to visit for a while. (Museum is not well known but should be). Excellent collection, with one great Rodin, and some lesser ones. Other fine pieces, incl a childe Hassan, some 1900 Northern Danish School, and other real gems There was a superb collection of charcoal prints who visited Mongolia 100 years ago. Friendly staff, good layout. Highly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This museum holds a great eclectic collection of good art work. From Old Masters to Norman Rockwell, there is a bit of almost everything. any pieces have good descriptive information. It was odd, though, that a curator was pointing out to another worker, errors on placards by some of the paintings. Do you really want to talk about this in... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is one of the best small art museums we have run across anywhere.. Even if you are on your way to somewhere else, it you like paintings, drawings and sculpture it is definitely worth a two hour stopover. As a bonus, the museum is located within a lovely city park worth visiting in its own right..

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Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have visited this museum on several occasions, most recently for a presentation about music that was wonderful.

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Thank FineMind
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Spent a few hours checking it out, easy to get through it at a leisurely pace in as much time. Interesting artwork & beautiful landscaping/architecture/grounds.

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Hampton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the beauty the art museum had on display. Many sculptures. A fine Diana with her dog. Art works old and new. Local history was exhibited to tell the story of past events including the weather vane that became a symbol for the town of Hagerstown.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is a wonderful art museum! The collection is mostly 19th and 20th century American and European artists, but it also has a wonderful hall filled with 16th and 17th century European works. Don't miss the gallery of landscapes by a local movement of painters from the early 20th century known as the "Snallygasters." The staff are knowledgable and proud... More 

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293 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This a a lovely, well-cared for museum. Plus: there is a Louise Nevelson, outdoor gardens, and a lovely pond. Very quiet and relaxing. My only complaint is I would have liked to support them by spending more in the gift shop, but there wasn't much to buy. Maybe add a coffee shop with snacks to increase revenue!

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