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Things to Do — Civil War History

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Beall-Dawson Historic Park

Rockville

The Historical Society includes a tour of the Beall Dawson House and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine lasting…

The Historical Society includes a tour of the Beall Dawson House and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine lasting 45 minutes to an hour.

Beall-Dawson Historic Park Website

103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-762-1492

Hours: Wed-Sun 12-4pm

Tickets: Adults-$5, Students/Seniors-$3, Children under 6 yrs-Free.

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

Great Falls Tavern Museum

Potomac

Originally a simple stone Locktender’s house along the C&O Canal, the Tavern watched the construction of the Washington Aqueduct, battles…

Originally a simple stone Locktender's house along the C&O Canal, the Tavern watched the construction of the Washington Aqueduct, battles during the Civil War, and other historical events.

Great Falls Tavern Museum Website

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

Hours: Call for hours

Tickets: Admission is free.

John Poole House

Poolesville

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

The John Poole House (19923 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, Maryland) is the oldest building in Poolesville. The log structure was built in 1793 by John Poole, Jr. served as a trading post for traveling merchants, and families from the surrounding farms and plantations, and was the U. S. Post Office “Poole’s Store, Maryland” from 1810. The General Store Museum furnishings are based on authenticated period inventories. The Museum Shop features antiques, collectibles, linen, wedding gifts, miniatures, notepaper, pottery, toys, books and local art.

John Poole House Website

19923 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837
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Phone: 301-972-8588

Josiah Henson Historic Site (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

Rockville

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.

Josiah Henson Historic Site (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) Website

11420 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, MD 20852
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Phone: 301-650-4373

Maryland Civil War Trails

Take a scenic ride along the Maryland Civil War Trails. The Lee Invades Maryland Trail begins with Robert E.Lee crossing…

Take a scenic ride along the Maryland Civil War Trails. The Lee Invades Maryland Trail begins with Robert E.Lee crossing the Potomac River into Maryland at White Ford. Stops along the route include Poolesville , Beallsville, Barnesville, Comus, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Monocacy Aqueduct. The trail then moves to site in Frederick and on the Antietam Battlefield.

Maryland Civil War Trails Website


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Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal

A seven-arched, 500-foot aqueduct built in 1833 which withstood multiple attacks during the Civil War.

A seven-arched, 500-foot aqueduct built in 1833 which withstood multiple attacks during the Civil War.

Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal Website

Route 28 and Mouth of Monocacy Road
, MD
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Phone: 301-983-0825

Hours: Open year round.

Monocacy Confederate Chapel and Cemetery

Beallsville

Established in 1747 as an Anglican chapel in whose cemetery fallen confederate soldiers lie buried.

Established in 1747 as an Anglican chapel in whose cemetery fallen confederate soldiers lie buried.

Route 28 and Route 109
Beallsville , MD
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Hours: Cemetery is open year round.

Oakley Cabin

Olney

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

Oakley Cabin Website

3610 Brookeville Road
Olney, MD 20832
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Phone: 301-650-4373

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.

Sandy Spring Slave Museum

Sandy Spring

A collection of historical art and artifacts telling the story of African American history. A clipper ship, African hut, and…

Sandy Spring Slave Museum

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.

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Website

18524 Brooke Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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Phone: 301-774-4066

Hours: The museum is open by appointment only; contact slavemuseum@yahoo.com

Town of Brookeville

Brookeville

Stroll though this quaint town including the Brookeville Academy (circa 1810), the recently restored 19th-century one room schoolhouse, and the…

Stroll though this quaint town including the Brookeville Academy (circa 1810), the recently restored 19th-century one room schoolhouse, and the Madison House where President James Madison fled in 1814 and established the "White House for a Day."

Town of Brookeville Website

Georgia Avenue and Market Street
Brookeville, MD
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Phone: 301-570-4465

Hours: Call for information

White’s Ferry

Poolesville

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

In operation since 1786, this unique cable ferry crosses the Potomac River every 20 minutes. A popular crossing point for troops during the Civil War, it is a short distance downriver from White's Ford, where J.E.B Stuart's cavalry crossed in 1862. It is located six miles west of Poolesville and is the only ferry still operating on the Potomac River.

White’s Ferry Website

24801 Whites Ferry Road
Poolesville, MD 20842
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Phone: 301-349-5200

Hours: The ferry operates dail 5am to 11pm, weather permitting.

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