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.
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.
Opening Day Celebrations Weekend
What do archaeologists really do?
Our Archaeology Program and Summer Camps investigate history from the ground up!
Underground Railroad Experience Trail
Montgomery Parks Summer Camps Registration!
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!
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 for historic site tours at: 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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