Poolesville was named after its first settler, John Poole, who settled there in 1783.  Located near the Potomac River, this tightly-knit community has retained much of its historic charm.

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C&O Canal, Edwards Ferry

A well-used crossing point on the Potomac between Montgomery and Loundon Counties, in 1863 75,000 southern troops crossed on pontoon…

C&O Canal, Seneca Aqueduct/Riley’s Lockhouse

A scenic aqueduct and lockhouse along the C&O Canal.

John Poole House

The John Poole House (19923 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, Maryland) is the oldest building in Poolesville. The log structure was built…

Poolesville Golf Course

With two scenic lakes and almost 7000 yards of championship golf, this course offers world-class practice facilities, 2-acre practice area…

Rockland’s Farm

Rocklands Farm is 34 scenic acres located on an authentic, historical property in the Agricultural Reserve of
Montgomery County,…

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum

The Schoolhouse was built in 1865 of Seneca sandstone and operated as a one-room schoolhouse until 1910. A carefully researched…

St. Paul Community Church

The heart of a freed slave community dating to the late 1800s.

White’s Ferry

In operation since 1786, this unique cable ferry crosses the Potomac River every 20 minutes. A popular crossing point for…

Upcoming Events in Town

Dirty Girl Mud Run


Ready for the muddiest day of your year? You can experience the premiere mud obstacle run at the Dirty Girl Mud Run in the Baltimore & Washington DC area. You’ll run a mud 5k with thousands of other women with more fun, more girl power, more creativity, more high fives, more excitement and, of course, more mud than any other 5K run series can muster. Additionally, Dirty Girl Mud Run continues to support breast and ovarian cancer awareness through our partner Bright Pink, thanks to fun run lovers like you! So, are you ready? Grab your gals, costumes and excitement and meet us at the 2014 Dirty Girl Mud Run Washington DC…we’ll bring you fun and challenging obstacles! Run, jump, hop, bounce and splash your way across the finish line and into the Dirty Girl Nation. Oh, and don’t forget the after party, where you celebrate completing the mud run with your fellow Dirty Girls!