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.
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
War of 1812 Brookeville Bicentennial Celebration | Oakley Cabin FREE Guided Tours | Aug. 30 & Aug. 31
Brookeville will recreate the life and spirit of August 1814 when the town was the "U.S.Capital for a day" following the burning of the nation's capital during the War of 1812. Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park will be open with FREE guided tours 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Click here for details.
What do archaeologists really do? Our Archaeology Program and Camps investigate history from the ground up!
Time Change! To beat the summer heat, during July and August our free guided hikes will begin earlier at 9:00 am. The earlier time starts Saturday, July 5 and continues through August 30. Self-guided hikes are available year-round along the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. - trail map.
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.
Time Team America visits Josiah Henson Park!
Last year 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 our archaeologists learn more about a very special man in American history, Reverend Josiah Henson. Airing this summer, "The Search for Josiah Henson", is an 'over-the-archaeologists'-shoulder view of discoveries made at our very own Josiah Henson Park.
Montgomery Parks Summer Program Registration!
From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and summer camps, 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, Summer Camps, and more things to do! Start planning summer fun for the entire family today.
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.
Lisa MacLeman, Group Tours & Public Programs
301-650-4373 | Lisa.MacLeman@montgomeryparks.org
Cassandra Michaud, Archaeologist
301-563-7532 | Cassandra.Michaud@montgomeryparks.org
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