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.
Our 2014 season has come to a close!
Join us this winter each Saturday in February for Black History Month and then on the first weekend in April for our season openers. Group Tours are still offered through mid-November (Monday - Friday, weather permitting). Bookings for group tours will resume in March 2015.
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
Black History Month 2015
Underground Railroad Experience Trail
Time Team America at Josiah Henson Park!
"The Search For Josiah Henson” - New PBS Documentary
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 ParksVolunteers.org 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