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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

Kensington Historic Buildings Community Meeting - Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
M-NCPPC is working with citizens to activate and enhance three of the community’s unique historic buildings in Kensington, MD

Historic Country Store for Rent
Darby Store RFP Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting #2 - Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:00 am
Interested in leasing this lovely historic building? Potential tenants MUST attend one of two pre-bid meetings for their proposal to be considered. You must RSVP by noon on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Things To Do

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.

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Montgomery County Heritage Days in the Parks

Heritage Days Events
Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28
The last weekend in June, Montgomery Parks joins with historic organizations throughout the county to celebrate Montgomery County Heritage Days with a series of FREE events and activities for all. This county-wide festival offers visitors an opportunity to sample numerous sites representing the history, culture, and natural beauty of the county. All activities are FREE.

Historic Happenings

Many fun and exciting Historic Happenings are planned for Kingsley Schoolhouse, Oakley Cabin and the Underground Railroad Trail throughout the 2015 season - April to November. - 2015 events poster (PDF, 800KB)

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Archaeology Program

Archeaologists find history from the ground up but, what do they actually do? Here's your chance to find out.


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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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Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Free guided hikes on our Underground Railroad Trail are offered each Saturday, beginning April 4 - November 7, 2015. More information can be found at Self-guided hikes are available year-round along the - download a trail map.

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Montgomery Parks Summer Camps Registration!

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Summer Camps Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

Montgomery Parks offers fun-filled half- and whole-day summer camps throughout June, July and most of August. Camps are open to all children in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's and beyond. Be sure to check out Camps that offer Early Bird Registration discounts! It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search!


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 for historic site tours at: 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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