One-room schoolhouse served as the only public school for African Americans in the Boyds area for over 40 years serving grades 1-8. Visit the school for tours or meetings.
African American History in Montgomery County, MD
Montgomery County is home to numerous historic sites of significance to African American heritage. See also our list of Black History Month events taking place in February.
Montgomery Parks offers exciting tours such as:
· Oakley Cabin African American Museum - April through November | FREE Guided Tours | Second & Fourth Saturdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakley Cabin is a 19th-century African American historic site, once center of an African American roadside community in Brookville established during the years following the Civil War.
· Underground Railroad Trail - April through November | FREE Guided Hikes | Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Underground Railroad Experience Trail hikes commemorate the involvement of Montgomery County residents in the Underground Railroad and celebrates the Quaker heritage and traditions of Sandy Spring.
Things to Do — African American History
One-room schoolhouse served as the only public school for African Americans in the Boyds area for over 40 years serving…
A living history farm portraying 1850s plantation life and heirloom garden.
The Josiah Henson Site (formerly called the “Riley Farm/Uncle Tom’s Cabin”) is a historic resource of local, state, national and…
The Josiah Henson Site (formerly called the "Riley Farm/Uncle Tom's Cabin") is a historic resource of local, state, national and international significance because of its association with Reverend Josiah Henson, whose 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Riley farm was where Henson lived and worked as a slave from 1795 to 1830. The existing frame building, possibly dating to the late 18th century, was the home of Isaac Riley.
11420 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, MD 20852
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Oakley Cabin is a 19th century African American historic site. Built as one of three slave dwellings in the 1820s,…
Oakley Cabin is a 19th century African American historic site. Built as one of three slave dwellings in the 1820s, the cabin was the center of an African American roadside community from emancipation well into the 20th century. The dwelling, inhabited unt
3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832
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Hours: Open for free tours given by trained docents from 12:00 noon- 4:00PM on the second and fourth Saturday, from April through November 7.
Tickets: Admission is free.
A collection of historical art and artifacts telling the story of African American history. A clipper ship, African hut, and…
A collection of historical art and artifacts telling the story of African American history. A clipper ship, African hut, and log cabin are also on the site.
18524 Brooke Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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Hours: The museum is open by appointment only; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The heart of a freed slave community dating to the late 1800s.
BlackFinn American Saloon is a modern day adaptation of a “big-city” saloon, with the welcoming charm and friendly faces found in the traditional neighborhood taverns of yesteryear. BlackFinn offers upscale-casual American fare with a contemporary interpretation of beloved classic cuisine for both lunch and dinner.