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Things to Do in Montgomery County, MD

Whether you are into hiking, camping, golf, visiting galleries, attending a performance at a theatre, you’ll find it all, and more, in Montgomery County.  With more than 33,000 acres of parkland in 345 parks, 60 galleries, 22 theatres and 50 historical venues, visitors and residents enjoy superb amenities throughout the year.

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Brookside Gardens

Wheaton

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.

Brookside Gardens Website

1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
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Phone: 301-962-1427

Hours: sunrise-sunset

Tickets: Admission is free.

Butler’s Orchard

Germantown

Montgomery County’s one stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in season. The farm also offers a large selection of…

Montgomery County's one stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in season. The farm also offers a large selection of pick your own farm fresh produce including strawberries, blueberries, peas, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, pumpkins, apples and c

Butler’s Orchard Website

22200 Davis Mill Road
Germantown,

MD

20876
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Phone: 301-972-3299

Hours: Spring-10am-5pm, Fall-9:30am-5:30pm

Tickets: prices vary

Button Farm Living History Center

Germantown

A living history farm portraying 1850s plantation life and heirloom garden.

A living history farm portraying 1850s plantation life and heirloom garden.

Button Farm Living History Center Website

16820 Black Rock Road
Germantown, MD 20874
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Phone: 301-916-7090

Hours: Call or check website for details.

C&O Canal, Blockhouse Point

Potomac

Site of a Union outpost camp and blockhouse that was destroyed by Confederate Col. John S. Mosby’s raiders in 1864.

Site of a Union outpost camp and blockhouse that was destroyed by Confederate Col. John S. Mosby's raiders in 1864.

C&O Canal, Blockhouse Point Website

15000 Rive Road
Potomac, MD 20874
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Phone: 301-840-5848

Hours: Call for details on guided hikes.

C&O Canal, Edwards Ferry

Poolesville

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

A well-used crossing point on the Potomac between Montgomery and Loundon Counties, in 1863 75,000 southern troops crossed on pontoon bridges on their way to Gettysburg.

C&O Canal, Edwards Ferry Website

River Road and Edwards Ferry Road
Poolesville, MD
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Phone: 301-983-0825

Hours: Open year round.

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

Poolesville

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

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

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

River Road and Riley's Lock Road
Poolesville, MD
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Phone: 301-983-0825

Capital Crescent Trail

Bethesda

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown…

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Capital Crescent Trail Website

Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda,

MD

20814
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Phone: 202-234-4874

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

Capitol River Cruises

Washington

Discover the most spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River. Home of the Nightingale and Nightingale II Tour…

Discover the most spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River. Home of the Nightingale and Nightingale II Tour Boats.

Capitol River Cruises Website

Washington Harbour, Georgetown
31st & K Street, NW
Washington,

DC

20007
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Phone: 301-460-7447

Hours: Daily Departures on the Hour 12pm-9pm April-October

Tickets: Adults: $13.00, Children $6.00 (Discounted tickets if purchased online)

Chesapeak and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath

Potomac

Running along side the C&O Canal, the towpath provides a path for bikers, walkers, dogs to enjoy Maryland, DC and…

Running along side the C&O Canal, the towpath provides a path for bikers, walkers, dogs to enjoy Maryland, DC and Virgina.

Chesapeak and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath Website

11710 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854
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Phone: 301-767-3714

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Glen Echo

Visit the house of the founder of the American Red Cross during the last 15 years of her life.

Visit the house of the founder of the American Red Cross during the last 15 years of her life.

Clara Barton National Historic Site Website

5801 Oxford Road
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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Phone: 301-320-1410

Hours: Tours on the hour: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Groups of 10 or more need reservations.

Tickets: Admission is free.

Public House Road & Clarksburg Rd
Clarksburg,

MD

20871
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Phone: 301-444-8681

Hours: Sunday 10am-1pm June-Nov

Tickets: Prices for produce vary based on market and season

Clopper Lake

Gaithersburg

Clopper lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, as well as tiger muskie fingerlings, and a hybrid cross of northern…

Clopper lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, as well as tiger muskie fingerlings, and a hybrid cross of northern pike and muskellunge. The lake also contains catfish, bluegill, black crappie, brown bullheads, common carp, and pumpkinseed sunfish

Clopper Lake Website

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg,

MD

20878
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Phone: 301-924-2127

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Contact park service for license requirements and pricing

Crossroads Farmers’ Market

Takoma Park

The producers-only market, held every Wednesday from 11am-3pm from June to Thanksgiving. We feature local fruits and vegetables from sustainable…

The producers-only market, held every Wednesday from 11am-3pm from June to Thanksgiving. We feature local fruits and vegetables from sustainable growers, local artisans, Latin American herbs, prepared foods, and baked goods, as well as a weekly Summer Concert Series.

Crossroads Farmers’ Market Website

1325 Holton Lane
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Phone:

Hours: Wednesday 2pm-6pm June-Oct

Tickets: Prices for produce vary based on market and season

Dave & Busters

Kensington

Restaurant, bar and virtual game center.

Restaurant, bar and virtual game center.

Dave & Busters Website

11301 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor
Kensington,

MD

20895
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Phone: 301-230-5151

Hours: Sun-Wed 11:30am-11pm, Th 11:30am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am

F. Scott Fitzgerald Burial Site

Rockville

Visit the F. Scott Fitzgerald Gravesite located at the historic Saint Mary’s Cemetery. While intervening years took Fitzgerald around the…

Visit the F. Scott Fitzgerald Gravesite located at the historic Saint Mary’s Cemetery. While intervening years took Fitzgerald around the world, Maryland never left his
heart. People, places, and experiences in Rockville found their way into his writings. The author's life-long connection to Rockville was maintained through correspondence,
family ties and visits and, in 1940, as his final resting place.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Burial Site Website

St. Mary's Catholic Church/Cemetery
520 Veirs Mill Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
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Phone:

Falls Road Golf Course

Potomac

158 acre golf course, most popular course in Montgomery County. 18-holes

158 acre golf course, most popular course in Montgomery County. 18-holes

Falls Road Golf Course Website

10800 Falls Road
Potomac,

MD

20854
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Phone: 301-299-5156

Hours: Call number for tee times

Tickets: http://www.montgomerycountygolf.com/FR_home.html

Gaithersburg Community Museum

Gaithersburg

Located in the restored B&O Railroad Station complex. Museum features educational exhibits and programs.

Located in the restored B&O Railroad Station complex. Museum features educational exhibits and programs.

Gaithersburg Community Museum Website

9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg,

MD

20877
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Phone: 301-258-6160

Hours: Call for hours

Tickets: Admission is free.

Fulks Corner Ave & MD Rt. 355
Montgomery Village,

MD

20877
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Phone: 301-590-2823

Hours: Thursday 2pm-6pm June-Oct

Tickets: Prices for produce vary based on market and season

Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory

Gaithesrburg

Built in 1899, the observatory is a National Historic Landmark.

Built in 1899, the observatory is a National Historic Landmark.

Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory Website

100 Desellum Avenue
Gaithesrburg, MD 20877
View a Map

Phone: 301-258-6310

Hours: Open for tours in Spring.

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