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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.


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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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Historic Happenings

Josiah HensonCelebrate Black History Month - February 27 & 28
The weekend will feature Free Guided Tours, the Time Team America Documentary - “The Search For Josiah Henson” and a Spoken Word Poetry Event -“Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom”.

Ongoing Events - April through November
Fun and exciting events and adventures are happening all season long in and around our historic and archaeological attractions.

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Archaeology Program

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 & School Tours

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

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Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Guided Underground Railroad Hikes - April - November 2016 | Hikes begin at 10:00 am
Please join us each Saturday for guided hikes on our Underground Railroad Trail. Self-guided hikes are available year-round along the - download a trail map.

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Historic Sites to Visit

Montgomery Parks owns several historic sites you can visit - some have limited access, and some are open in partnership with non-profit groups.


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! SSL hours are available for students who complete the training and conduct a minimum numbers of hikes/tours during the season.

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, Oakley Cabin African American Museum and the new Visitor Center at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park opening June 2016. FREE training takes place each spring.

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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