Springfield Farm and Museum - Just turn off of Potomac Street onto Springfield Lane to see why George Washington frequented Williamsport. The Town has restored the historic barn and is in the process of restoring the farmhouse. Visit the museum located in the barn and operated by the History and Museum Board to observe first hand the rich heritage and history of Williamsport.
River Bottom Park This park which is adjacent to the C & O Canal National Park is owned and maintained by the Town and is a great place to camp, stop, or picnic along the banks of the Potomac River. A boat ramp allows boaters access to the River. This park provides its visitors with a great opportunity to relax and take in the natural beauty of point where the Conococheague Creek and the Potomac River come together.
C & O Canal Cushwa Basin (www.nps.gov/archive/choh/Visitor/Centers/Williamsport.html)
The C & O Canal is a National Park under the control of the Federal Park Service. The Cushwa Basin, Trolley Barn, Lock 44, Lock House, and Aqueduct located in Williamsport in close proximity to each other allow visitors to witness first hand one of the most famous channels of commerce in the United States. Visitors can visit all of these sites by taking an enjoyable walk on the towpath along the C & O Canal which looks much like it did in the 19th century during its heyday. The Cushwa Basin is also a great point of entry for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing.
Doubleday’s Hill / Riverview Cemetery General Abner Doubleday set up a battery of artillery at this site which overlooks the Potomac River and the Conococheague Creek during the Civil War. The site is located in Riverview Cemetery which is the place of burial of many family members of the original residents of the Town.
Driving directions to this event locations
To Springfield Farm:
From Interstate 81:
Take Exit 2 (Williamsport)
Proceed South on Route 11 (Virginia Avenue)
After passing through your first stop light (Clifton Drive)
Take your next Left (Springfield Lane)
Proceed to the Barn and park in the upper parking lot