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Blockhouse Pt. Brochure CoverBlockhouse Point Civil War Experience Hike

Blockhouse Point Conservation Park is an area rich in the natural and cultural history of the Potomac Valley. The Park encompasses historic Civil War ruins of national significance, mature upland forests and views of the Potomac Valley not equaled elsewhere in Montgomery County.

Special Event

Guided Civil War Walking Tour
October 25, 2015 | FREE

Take a Civil War Walking Tour with our Park Archaeologists and explore the remains of a Civil War outpost camp and blockhouse at Blockhouse Point Conservation Park. Hear about the men who built and occupied the camp, blockhouse and the surrounding area during the War, and what they left behind. Find out about the archaeology that has been done at the camp.

The hike is about 2 miles, over rolling terrain, through fields and woods. Please dress appropriately and bring water.

Self-guided Tours

Many of the existing trails in Blockhouse Point Conservation Park are part of the historic Civil War complex for which the park is named. They are a vestige of the transportation system that furnished material and supplies to the men who were stationed there. These historic routes have been used for more than 140 years. Click here for more information about the trails.

Download our Blockhouse Point Conservation Point Brochure and Self-guided Tour (pdf, 1.7MB) brochure.

Guided Tours

For guided tour dates contact our Archaeology Program Staff Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 301-563-7531 or by email at:

Last update: October 20, 2015