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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 — Historic Sites & Monuments

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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

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

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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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.

Garden of Remembrance Gan Zikaron Memorial Park

Clarksburg

Take a long walk through the landscaped pathways, enjoy the forest preserve areas while visiting the hallowed grounds of your…

Take a long walk through the landscaped pathways, enjoy the forest preserve areas while visiting the hallowed grounds of your loved ones.

Garden of Remembrance Gan Zikaron Memorial Park Website

14321 Comus Road
Clarksburg,

MD

20871
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Phone: 301-428-3000

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Closed Saturday

Tickets: Admission to the garden is free

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.

Glenview Mansion

Rockville

153 acres of wooded parkland and landscaped greenspace, Glenview exudes the charm, grace, and style you would expect from an…

153 acres of wooded parkland and landscaped greenspace, Glenview exudes the charm, grace, and style you would expect from an early 20th century estate listerd on the National Register.

Glenview Mansion Website

603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville,

MD

20850
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Phone: 240-314-8660

Hours: Monday-Friday call for hours

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.

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

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.

Jesup Blair Park

Silver Spring

This park features a playground, softball field, lighted baseball field, and two lighted tennis courts. There is a picnic area,…

This park features a playground, softball field, lighted baseball field, and two lighted tennis courts. There is a picnic area, and the Hillandale Recreation Building is available for rent. This 24.2-acre park was acquired by M-NCPPC in 1943.

Jesup Blair Park Website

Jesup Blair Park
Georgia Avenue and Blair Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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