A Look at The Hager House

Built in 1739, and currently owned by the City of Hagerstown, it is believed that the Hager House was not Jonathan Hager’s first home in what he originally called “Elizabethtown”

Hager House front porch, estimated to be circa 1900

What makes the Hager House unique is how Jonathan Hager built the house over a spring. This would allow him to take refuge inside of the house for long periods of time, with a fresh water supply. During early settling of the colonies, ability to seek refuge from attacks by Indians in such a well fortified structure was crucial.

Learn more about the Hager House by visiting the city’s Hager House museum.