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Top 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.

Featured Attractions

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Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

Sandy Spring

The Adventure Park offers family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe…

The Adventure Park offers family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe for all participants. We provide a harness and equipment and give you a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the park. There are 13 separate courses of varying levels of difficulty. Each course has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 150 unique challenges. You will develop skills, endurance, and confidence during your time in the Park. Trained Adventure Park staff members monitor the Park and are there to assist if needed.

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Website

16701 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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Phone: 240-389-4386

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Silver Spring

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is a state-of-the-art moving image exhibition, education and cultural center housing two stadium…

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is a state-of-the-art moving image exhibition, education and cultural center housing two stadium theatres, office and meeting space, and reception and exhibit areas. The exceptional technical facilities of the AFI Silver include film formats from 16 to 70mm, high-definition digital cinema video projection, broadcast quality video recording and distance learning capabilities via satellite, fiber and the Internet. Whether it's silent film at the proper frame rate with live musical accompaniment, 70mm wide screen spectaculars or digital cinema, the AFI Silver offers state-of-the-art technology in each of its three theatres - with seating for 400, 200 and 75, respectively - as well as in its world-class conference room, all available to rent.

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center Website

8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Phone: 301-495-6739

Hours: check website for movie times & ticket prices

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

Agricultural Reserve

Upcounty

The Agricultural Reserve is a nationally acclaimed land-use plan that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance…

The Agricultural Reserve is a nationally acclaimed land-use plan that was established in 1980 in response to the rapid disappearance of Montgomery County farms. The Agricultural Reserve is 93,000 acres of farmland that has been called “the country’s most successful farmland preservation program.”

Agricultural Reserve Website


Upcounty, MD
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Phone: 301-349-5021

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Bethesda

The Bethesda Theater, built in 1938 and opened as one of the era’s Art Deco cinema palaces, is coming back…

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The Bethesda Theater, built in 1938 and opened as one of the era's Art Deco cinema palaces, is coming back to life! With an $8 million renovation, this National Historic Register Property is becoming the region's #1 Live Music Supper Club!

Bethesda Blues & Jazz is a small concert hall serving excellent food and drink. It features 300 seats for dinner and 200 additional performance seats, which are made available when the dinner seats are sold out. You'll be able to see your favorite artists in an intimate, elegant, and acoustically superb setting. Bethesda Blues & Jazz also boasts a beautiful new 40 ft. bar and lounge area.

Transportation to Bethesda Blues and Jazz is exceptionally convenient! Just 1 1/2 blocks from the Bethesda Metro station, the property also offers a 340-car public parking garage to accommodate our patrons.

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club Website

7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Phone: 240-330-4500

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.

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.

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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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.

Go Ape!

Rockville

Swing, climb and zip through the forest canopy 40 to 50 feet above the ground at Go Ape, the world’s…

Swing, climb and zip through the forest canopy 40 to 50 feet above the ground at Go Ape, the world's largest treetop adventure course operator! The obstacle course is made up of 40 crossings, including trapezes, rope bridges, suspension bridges, 2 tarzan swings and 5 longest zip lines in the area. There are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one! The course takes 2 to 3 hours and reservations are highly recommended.

Go Ape! Website

Rock Creek Regional Park
6129 Needwood Lake Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
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Phone: 1-800-971-8271

Heritage Montgomery

Germantown

Heritage Montgomery – history where you least expect it … in Montgomery County, Maryland! Come and sample our area’s rich…

Heritage Montgomery

Heritage Montgomery – history where you least expect it … in Montgomery County, Maryland! Come and sample our area’s rich heritage! Visit the 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve and find rural roads and landscapes looking much as they did in the 19th and early 20th centuries with historic sites, weathered barns, pick-your-own farms, and antique stores dotting the rolling landscape. Learn the stories of the Underground Railroad and early Quaker communities of the 1800s in the Sandy Spring area. Explore the beautiful C&O Canal along the Potomac River where you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking and birding along with your Civil War history.
**Note: This is the address for the office of Heritage Montgomery, not an address for a tour location.**

Heritage Montgomery Website

12535 Milestone Manor Lane
Germantown, MD 20876
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Phone: 301-515-0753

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

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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Montgomery County Bikeshare

Bikeshare puts over 1800+ bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose any of the 200+ stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington…

Montgomery County Bikeshare

Bikeshare puts over 1800+ bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose any of the 200+ stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, VA and Montgomery County, MD and return it to any station near your destination. Check out a bike for your trip to work, Metro, run errands, go shopping, or visit friends and family.

Locations in:
Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Rockville/Shady Grove and Life Sciences Center

Montgomery County Bikeshare Website


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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 Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring

The National Museum of Health and Medicine, founded during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, tells the story…

The National Museum of Health and Medicine, founded during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, tells the story of military medicine. Artifacts include the bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln, skeletal remains and wet tissue specimens, surgical kits and other medical tools, and more.

National Museum of Health and Medicine Website

2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Phone: 301-319-3300

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 Creek State Park

Gaithersburg

The park, comprised of 6,300 acres, extends along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek, as it winds its way to…

The park, comprised of 6,300 acres, extends along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek, as it winds its way to the Potomac River. The Clopper Day-Use Area contains many scenic areas, including the 90-acre Clopper Lake, surrounded by forests and fields. Picnicking, boat rentals, trails and a tire playground are just some of its recreational opportunities. A restored 19th century cabin and a self-guided path interpret the history of the area. Nearby, the Schaeffer Farm Trail Area offers 12 miles of marked trails for hiking and mountain biking. For the more adventuresome hiker, the 16.5-mile Seneca Creek Greenway Trail follows the entire course of the river. During May, the Schwartz peony gardens and field plants are in bloom.

Seneca Creek State Park Website

11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Phone: (301) 924-2127

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Silver Spring

Enjoy summer concerts and ice skating in the winter. Check the website for updates.

*Use the address…

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Enjoy summer concerts and ice skating in the winter. Check the website for updates.

*Use the address 8525 Fenton Street for Mapquest or GPS devices.*

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza Website

One Veterans Place
8525 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Phone: 240-777-5350

Hours: Hours and dates vary.

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Featured Business

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Get away to one of the premier hotels in Bethesda, MD. Featuring 447 guest rooms and approximately 50,000 square feet of event space adjacent to the area’s Metro system, our Bethesda, Maryland hotel offers easy access to Rockville, MD, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia with a 23,700 sq ft ballroom, a 120-seat amphitheater, innovative catering menus, and impeccable hotel rooms .

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