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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

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

Summer Schedule! Free guided hikes on our Underground Railroad Trail are offered each Saturday, beginning at 9:00 am, July 11 - August 31, then returning to 10:00 am, Sept. - 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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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 and Oakley Cabin African American Museum.

Underground Railroad Trail Volunteer Guide FREE 2-Part Training

Saturdays, July 11 & July 18 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Training will be held at both Parkside Headquarters in Silver Spring and Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring. Online registration is required. Click here to complete an application.

Oakley Cabin African American Museum Tour Guide FREE 2-Part Training

Saturday, July 11 & July 25 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Training will be held at both Parkside Headquarters in Silver Spring and Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park. Online registration is required. Click here to complete an application.

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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