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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.

Things to Do — Educational

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Agricultural History Farm Park

Derwood

Bussard Farm was built in the early 1900s and is now part of the 410-acre Agricultural History Farm Park, one…

Bussard Farm was built in the early 1900s and is now part of the 410-acre Agricultural History Farm Park, one of the area’s most historical farms and a picture-perfect setting for a country wedding or other special occasion. Get hitched in the meadows or at the historic post-and-beam red Bank Barn. All areas provide breathtaking views of the surrounding meadows and wooded hills. The restored farmhouse is available for the bridal preparations.

Agricultural History Farm Park Website

18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-774-1900

Hours: Open year round, call or check website for details

Boyds Negro School

Boyds

One-room schoolhouse served as the only public school for African Americans in the Boyds area for over 40 years serving…

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.

Boyds Negro School Website

19510 White Ground Road
Boyds, MD 20841
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Phone: 301-972-0578

Hours: Open by appointment and the last Sunday of each month from 1-3pm

Tickets: Admission is free.

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

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.

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.

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
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Phone: 301-258-6310

Hours: Open for tours in Spring.

Gandhi Memorial Center

Bethesda

Houses headquarters of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation, a library and depictions of the life and activities of Mahatma Gandhi…

Houses headquarters of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation, a library and depictions of the life and activities of Mahatma Gandhi and the spiritual and cultural heritage of India.

Gandhi Memorial Center Website

4748 Western Avenue
Bethesda,

MD

20816
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Phone: 301-320-6871

Hours: Open every Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, except in July and August.

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo

Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement…

Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement park until 1968. Today this U.S. Park Service location offers year-round educational activities and two of the amusement-era destinations remain major attractions – the Spanish Ballroom and the Dentzel Carousel.

Glen Echo Park Website

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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Phone: 301-492-6229

Hours: Call for hours

Tickets: Admission is free.

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.

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project

Hyattstown

The mill was reconstructed in 1918 after a fire destroyed the original structure dating to the 1790s and is currently…

The mill was reconstructed in 1918 after a fire destroyed the original structure dating to the 1790s and is currently home to a wide variety of arts-related programs and activities.

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project Website

14920 Hyattstown Mill Road
Hyattstown , MD 20871
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Phone: 301-874-2452

Hours: The Mill Gallery is generally open from 10am to 4 pm on weekends; please call ahead to be sure that it is open.

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

Latvian Museum

Rockville

The museum encourages the preservation of Latvian cultural heritage in the United States

The museum encourages the preservation of Latvian cultural heritage in the United States

Latvian Museum Website

Latvian Lutheran Church
400 Hurley Avenue
Rockville,

MD

20850
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Phone: 301-340-1914

Hours: Open by appointment

Tickets: Admission is free.

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.

National Capital Trolley Museum

Colesville

The National Capital Trolley Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of electric and interurban railways of Washington, DC.

National Capital Trolley Museum

The National Capital Trolley Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of electric and interurban railways of Washington, DC.

National Capital Trolley Museum Website

1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville, MD 20905
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Phone: 301-384-6088

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays
12pm - 5pm

Thursdays and Fridays
10am - 2pm
until November 12, 2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Gaithersburg

In 2001, the American Chemical Society celebrated the first 100 years of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…

In 2001, the American Chemical Society celebrated the first 100 years of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by designating it a National Historic Chemical Landmark. NIST has advanced scientific inquiry through its programs in material characterization and standards, measurement, calibration, and synthesis.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Website

NIST
100 Bureau Drive Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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Phone: 202-872-6214

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