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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.

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

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.

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

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

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum

Poolesville

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

The Schoolhouse was built in 1865 of Seneca sandstone and operated as a one-room schoolhouse until 1910. A carefully researched 19th-century school day program is taught by a trained and costumed teacher.

Open year-round for scheduled school field trips; please see their website or call for details.

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum Website

16800 River Road
Poolesville, MD 20837
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Phone: 301-972-8588

Hours: open by appointment

Tickets: Admission is free.

Silver Spring Baltimore & Ohio Raildroad Station

Silver Spring

An award-winning restoration of a 1945 railroad station. The station is a unique venue where passing trains remind one of…

An award-winning restoration of a 1945 railroad station. The station is a unique venue where passing trains remind one of its historic use and set the stage for railroad-theme events. With the restoration of the station to its 1945 opening day appearance, visitors will enjoy the improved look of this transportation landmark. New amenities include a handicapped-accessible entrance and restroom, air-conditioning, the restored 1945 passenger waiting room furniture, bicycle rack and historical exhibits.
View "Montgomery County Hidden Treasures - On the Right Track: Silver Spring's Historic Train Station"

Silver Spring Baltimore & Ohio Raildroad Station Website

8100 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Phone: 301-495-4915

Hours: First Saturday of the month, April through December, 10am-3pm.

St. Paul Community Church

Poolesville

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

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

St. Paul Community Church Website

14730 Sugarland Lane
Poolesville, MD 20837
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Phone: 301-717-9304

Hours: Sundays 1-4pm, APril through September and by appointment.

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

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