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New this season! Check out our new School Fieldtrips programs at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and Josiah Henson Park! Tours are led by specially trained docents who will make history come alive for your group. We will also continue to offer Group Tours of some of our most prominent historic sites year-round.

NOTE: In the event of severe weather, please call ahead to make sure the park will be open. On program days, please call 301-650-4373 and a recorded message will advise you of the park hours.

Special Events

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Montgomery County Heritage Days

Montgomery County Heritage Days in the Parks - June 24, 25 & 26 | Multiple park sites
The last weekend in June, Montgomery Parks joins with historic organizations throughout the county to celebrate Montgomery County Heritage Days with a series of FREE events and activities for all!

Ongoing Events


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Kingsley Schoolhouse FREE Guided Tours
1st Sunday | April 3 - October 2 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kingsley Schoolhouse
Little Bennett Regional Park, 24472 Clarksburg Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871
This late 19th century one-room schoolhouse is one of the few that remain in an entirely unaltered state in Montgomery County. This site is furnished to reflect its historic appearance.

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Oakley Cabin African American Museum FREE Guided Tours*
2nd & 4th Saturdays | April 9 - November 5 | 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park
3610 Brookeville Road, Olney, MD 20832
Oakley Cabin is a 19th century African American historic site. Built as one of three cabins, this cabin was the center of an African American roadside community from emancipation well into the 20th century.
Ask us about weekday historic group and school tours

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Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike*
Saturdays | April 2 - November 26 | Hike begins at 10:00 am

Woodlawn Visitor Center at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
The Underground Railroad Experience Trail guided hikes commemorate the involvement of Montgomery County residents in the Underground Railroad and celebrates the Quaker heritage and traditions.

Guided Underground Railroad Hikes
April - November 2016 | Saturdays | 10:00 am | Registration required
Please register in advance at for the Saturday morning guided hike - search for "UGRR" or "Underground Railroad".

Self-guided Underground Railroad Hikes
Available year-round | Park is open dawn to dusk.
Group Information:
If you are organizing a self-guided hike for a group of 25 or more, please contact Park Permits for reservations - email or call 301-495-2525. - Download a trail map (pdf)

Ask us about weekday historic group and school tours

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Josiah Henson Park Guided Tours*

Josiah Henson Park
11420 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Currently the historic site is open only for special events and specially arranged group tours; it is not open on a regular basis. For more information, please call 301-650-4373. This park is currently in the Design Phase of development. Visit the project web page for information on the progress of this project.

Ask us about weekday historic group and school tours

* Contact us to request special group hikes/tour & school fieldtrips during the week.


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Archaeology Camps 2016

Archaeology Program
Needwood Mansion - 6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD
What do archaeologists really do? Find out what it takes to be an archaeologist and investigate Montgomery County’s history from the ground up with Parks archaeologists.

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Volunteers bring history to life!

If you’re interested in African American, agricultural, and county history and enjoy interacting with the public, consider becoming a trained volunteer tour guide. Visit for more information. Volunteer opportunities meet requirements for SSL hours for students. FREE training classes are held each spring.

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. #31 Bucklodge Forest Conservation Park #14 Northwest Branch Trail #15 Cabin John Trail Map #24 Underground Railroad Experience Trail #1 Black Hill Regional Park Trails #28 Hoyles Mill Trail #27 Blockhouse Point Conservation Park #26 Woodstock Equestrian Park #4 Little Bennett Regional Park #7 Magruder Branch Trails #3 Capital Crescent Trail #6 Long Branch Trail #11 Sligo Creek Trail #12 Wheation Regional Park MLK Jr. Heart Smart Trail #8 Paint Branch Trail #2 Cabin John Regional Park Trails #10 Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Blue Mash Trail Map #5 Little Falls Trail #17 and #19 Rock Creek Regional Park Trails Brookside Gardens Heart Smart Trails #23 Rachel Carson Conservation Park Trails S. Germantown Heart Smart Trail #25 South Germantown Recreational Park #22 Agricultural History Farm Park Trails #19 Martin Luther King Jr Recreational Park #16 Fairland Recreational Park Trails #29 Matthew Henson Trail #30 Oakley Cabin Trail

Last update: June 24, 2016