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Travel back in time to learn how your family, friends, and neighbors may have lived. Imagine your surprise when you discover you haven’t traveled far from your backyard to your local park.


News & Events

Please note, in the event of severe weather, please call ahead to confirm the park will be open before traveling to the site. Call 301-650-4373 for a recorded message of the most current park event hours.


Things To Do

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Maryland Emancipation Day Celebrations | October 31 - November 2 | Locations and times vary

Maryland freed all those held in bondage within its boundaries on November 1, 1864 by a new state constitution. Please join us in the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Maryland's Emancipation Day in our parks and at historic sites throughout the county. - More information / event flyer (PDF, 1.51MB)

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Archaeology Program

What do archaeologists really do? Our Archaeology Program and Camps investigate history from the ground up!

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Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Free guided hikes on our Underground Railroad Trail are offered each Saturday, starting at 10:00 am through November 1. More guided hike information can be found UndergroundRRExperience.orgl. Self-guided hikes are available year-round along the - download a trail map.

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Group Tours

Montgomery Parks is proud to be able to offer Group & School Tours at three of our most prominent historic sites to the public. All tours will be presented by specially trained docents who will make history come alive for your group.

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Montgomery Parks Fall Program Registration!

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Fall Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and Fall special events and festivals, you’ll find fun, convenient and affordable ways to entertain your entire family in Montgomery Parks! Check out information on sports and athletic classes, nature and outdoors programs, ways to explore History in the Parks, Special Events , and more things to do! Start planning fall fun for the entire family today.

Time Team America at Josiah Henson Park!

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"The Search For Josiah Henson” on PBS
The Josiah Henson archaeological site was one of four American sites selected by Time Team America for inclusion in their second season. Time Team America brought their high-tech equipment to help Park Archaeologists learn more about a very special man in American History, Josiah Henson. "The Search for Josiah Henson," is an over-the-archaeologists'-shoulder view of discoveries made at our very own Josiah Henson Park. Click here to watch the episode, "The Search for Josiah Henson" from Season 2 of the Time Team America series. (54:36)


Volunteers bring history to life!

Become a part of history as a volunteer History Guide. Exciting opportunities await you at one of our historic sites. Search for historic and cultural volunteer opportunities at and apply today!

Trail guides are needed to provide guided hikes for the Underground Railroad Experience Trail , and

Tour Guides are needed to provide tours for historic sites like, Kingsley Schoolhouse, Josiah Henson Park, Bussard Farmstead at the Agricultural History Farm Park and Oakley Cabin African American Museum

Contact Us

Lisa MacLeman, Group Tours & Public Programs
301-650-4373 |

Shirl Spicer, Museum Manager
301-650-4384 |

Heather Bouslog, Senior Archaeologist
301-563-7531 |

Cassandra Michaud, Archaeologist
301-563-7532 |

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