- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 16, 2002

Can't get enough of U.S. Route 40 and the National Road? Check out the National Road festivals coming up this weekend.
The National Pike Festival and Wagon Train, Washington County, Md. A 25-mile trek with Conestoga-style wagons from Clear Spring to Boonsboro. Begins 4:30-7 p.m. tomorrow with an encampment at the American Legion picnic grounds on South Martin Street, Clear Spring. Wagon train ends at Shafer Memorial Park, Boonsboro, 2 p.m. Sunday. Call the Washington County, Md., Convention and Visitors Bureau in Hagerstown, at 301/791-3130.
The National Road Festival, Somerset, Fayette, and Washington counties, Pa. Wagon train leaves Grantsville, Md., today at 9 a.m. headed for Addison, Pa., and points west, with celebrations along the way until Sunday see www.wash patourism.org/nrfestival.html or call the Washington County, Pa., Tourism Promotion Agency at 800/531-4114.

If you're taking your own tour of Maryland's portion of U.S. 40, these are some of the sites you'll see along the way:
Frederick
The Barbara Fritchie Candy Stick Restaurant, 1513 West Patrick St. (U.S. 40). 301/662-2500.
Hagerstown
The Jonathan Hager House, 110 Key St. The original home of Hagerstown's founder, built in 1739. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April-December. See www.marylandmemories.org or call 301/739-8393.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, at City Park. The museum was founded by Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Singer Jr. and incorporated in 1929 and has an impressive permanent collection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. See www.marylandmemories.org or call 301/739-5727.
Antietam National Cemetery and Museum, Route 65, Sharpsburg. The site of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. 8:30 a.m.-dusk daily, year-round. See www.marylandmemories.org or call 301/432-5124.
The Hagerstown Suns play at Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. See www.hagerstownsuns.com or call 301/791-6266.
The Mason Dixon Dragway offers a variety of events. See www.masondixondragway.com for more information.
Cumberland
The Gordon Roberts House, 218 Washington St. Featuring quilt stories and crafts Sundays in June at 2 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, also 1-5 p.m. Sunday June-October. 301/777-8678
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, 13 Canal St. See www.wmsr.com or call 800/TRAIN-50.
Frostburg
Failinger's Hotel Gunter, 11 W. Main St. 301/689-6511.
The Thrasher Carriage Museum, Depot Street. 11a.m.-3 p.m. daily except Monday, May-September. See www.thrashercarriagemuseum.com or call 301/689-3380.
Grantsville
Penn Alps, 125 Casselman Road. Restaurant opens at 7 a.m, the craft shop at 9 a.m. See www.pennalps.com or call 301/895-5985.
Spruce Forest Artisan Village, 177 Casselman Road. Features local artists, including bird sculptors, weavers and teddy-bear-makers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday May-October. See www.spruceforest.org or call 301/895-3332.
Casselman Motor Inn, 113 E. Main St. This 176-year-old hotel and motel offers rooms and simple country meals. See www.thecasselman.com or call 301/895-5055.
Lisa Rauschart


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