GETTING THERE: Take I-270 north to Frederick, then I-70 to Rte. 40 North, which takes you into downtown Hagerstown.
WHERE TO STAY: The Traveller in Maryland Inc. is a reservation service for guest accommodations in more than 150 host homes, yachts and historic inns throughout the state. Write or call for a brochure: 33 West St., Annapolis, Md. 21401; telephone from Washington, 261-2233, or from Baltimore-Annapolis, 269-6232. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Rates range from $33 to $50 single and $33 to $65 and up double, including breakfast. There is a handling charge of $3.
Yellow Brick Bank Little Inn, P.O. Box 219, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443, (304) 876-2208. At the corner of German and Princess Streets in Shepherdstown, a 30-minute drive south from Hagerstown. Three rooms; $75 per couple, including full breakfast.
WHERE TO EAT: Airport Inn, (301) 733-8560, five miles north of Hagerstown on Rte. 11, next to the airport. Closed on Sundays.
House of Kobe, 757 Dual Highway, (301) 797-6979. Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights); closed Sunday.
Broad Axe, 28 W. Franklin St., (301) 739-9842. Closed Sunday.
The Fez, 49 W. Franklin St., (301) 739-1244.
Cellar Door, 45 S. Potomac St., (301) 733-4105. Closed Sunday.
Leon's Hoagie Shop, 59 W. Franklin St., (301) 791-5260. Open Tuesday-Saturday for 24 hours, Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chic's Seafood, 300 Summit Ave. near Park Circle, (301) 739-8220. Open Sunday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Krumpe's Donuts, 912 Maryland Ave., in the alley between Spruce and Maryland streets, (301) 733-6103. Open Sunday-Friday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.; closed Saturday.
The Yellow Brick Bank, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Open for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Monday and for brunch on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. daily. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are suggested for Saturday night.
WHAT TO DO: Hagerstown City Market, 11 West Church St. in downtown Hagerstown, behind the YMCA. Open Saturdays year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Open Wednesday from June through December, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call (301) 733-6486 during the week or (301) 739-9772 on Saturday mornings.
Miller House, home of the Washington County Historical Society, 135 West Washington St., (301) 797-8782. Open Wednesday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $1 for adults, 75 cents for senior citizens and free for children.
Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., (301) 790-2000 for information about upcoming performances.
Hager House, Key Street near Hagerstown City Park, (301) 739-8393. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from May to October and at other times depending on the weather. Admission: $1 for adults, 50 cents for children under 12; free for preschool children.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, (301) 739-5727. An excellent small museum built in 1931 overlooking the lake. Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission free.
Hagerstown Suns, Municipal Stadium on Memorial Boulevard, (301) 791-6266. Admission: $3.50 for box seats; $2.50 for general admission; $1.25 for children under 16, senior citizens and military, free for children under 5.
Wilson's Store, on Rte. 40 six miles west of Hagerstown, (301) 582-4718. Open Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SHOPPING: For the brochure "Antiquing in the Funkstown Area," contact the city's Community Relations Office, (301) 790-3200, ext. 117. Funkstown is just south of Hagerstown on Frederick Street.
Among the shops in Funkstown are Hudson House Galleries, 100 E. Baltimore St., (301) 733-1632, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and Ruth's Antique Shop, 41 E. Baltimore St., (301) 739-0311, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Tuesdays, Sundays and holidays.
Also try shopping at World Treasures, 22 W. Franklin St., (301) 797-8624, open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (from November through Christmas, it stays open until 8 p.m. on Fridays) and Fashion Flair Izod Outlet, 1845 Dual Highway, (301) 797-7920, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
INFORMATION: For the brochures "A Walking Tour of Downtown Hagerstown" and "A Tour of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland" -- which lists 14 places to visit and has a map of Hagerstown and Washington County -- write or call Washington County Tourism, Court House Annex, Hagerstown, Md. 21740, (301) 791-3130. Or visit the Washington County South Mountain Information Center on I-70, two miles west of Myersville near the Washington County line, (301) 293-4161. The center is open seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May through October and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter.