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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

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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

AG Paintball Games Ltd.

Gaithersburg

Professionally owned sports center offering paintball for individuals, groups and parties.

Professionally owned sports center offering paintball for individuals, groups and parties.

AG Paintball Games Ltd. Website

226 Gold Kettle Drive
Gaithersburg,

MD

20878
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Phone: 301-417-0137

Hours: Two sessions a day on Sat & Sun (Morning 9:30-12:30, Afternoon 1:30-4:30)

Tickets: Individuals-$45, Group packages from $40-45

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

American Dance Institute

Rockville

Non-profit organization that builds artistic, athletic, confident individuals. Dance instruction for children and adults. Institute also offers Pilates. A world-class…

Non-profit organization that builds artistic, athletic, confident individuals. Dance instruction for children and adults. Institute also offers Pilates. A world-class state of the art dance facility

American Dance Institute Website

1570 E. Jefferson Street
Rockville,

MD

20852
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Phone: 301-954-3003

Hours: Check website for class schedule

Tickets: Pricing available online

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

North Bethesda

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world\’s most important orchestras.…

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world\'s most important orchestras. The 2010-2011 season marks the sixth full season of the Orchestra's second home, the 1,976-seat Music Center at Strathmore, located in North Bethesda, Maryland. With the opening of the Music Center at Strathmore in February 2005, the BSO became the nation\'s first orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas. As the founding partner and resident orchestra of the Music Center, the BSO presents approximately 30 performances in the concert hall annually. Concert experiences include Classical, SuperPops and Special Events.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Website

5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Phone: 877-276-1444

Tickets: Check website for ticket prices and dates

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

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.

Crossroads Farmers’ Market

Takoma Park

The producers-only market, held every Wednesday from 11am-3pm from June to Thanksgiving. We feature local fruits and vegetables from sustainable…

The producers-only market, held every Wednesday from 11am-3pm from June to Thanksgiving. We feature local fruits and vegetables from sustainable growers, local artisans, Latin American herbs, prepared foods, and baked goods, as well as a weekly Summer Concert Series.

Crossroads Farmers’ Market Website

1325 Holton Lane
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Hours: Wednesday 2pm-6pm June-Oct

Tickets: Prices for produce vary based on market and season

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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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.

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.

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

Kentlands Mansion

Gaithersburg

Nestled in the heart of Montgomery County in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a beautiful country estate known as Kentlands Mansion. It…

Nestled in the heart of Montgomery County in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a beautiful country estate known as Kentlands Mansion. It is beautifully landscaped with manicured lawns, lovely trees and shimmering lakes. Upon entering this stately Mansion your imagination takes over...22-foot ceilings with dentil molding, dark wood paneling, polished hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers and a music room with a hand-painted ceiling.

Kentlands Mansion Website

320 Kent Square Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Phone: 301-258-6425

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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Meditation Museum

Silver Spring

This small unique museum invites visitors to enhance the quality of their thoughts, their lives and the world around them.…

This small unique museum invites visitors to enhance the quality of their thoughts, their lives and the world around them. The museum is specifically designed to bring us back to a knowledge of our true selves and our responsibility to humanity. The art works, the events, and the space are designed to nurture you, the inner being...that part which is often neglected in the world of chaos and constant distractions. This is a treasure of a place, a gift to humanity, where one can visit to experience peace, wisdom, power and love. While in this virtual space we hope you can "remember" who YOU really are. Our hope is that everyone who experiences the museum finds his or her own authentic meaning for life.

Meditation Museum Website

8236 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Phone: (301) 588-0144

Hours: Mon - Sat 11am-6pm

Montgomery Art Association

Wheaton

Montgomery Art Association (MAA), the oldest art association in Montgomery County, Maryland. Established in 1954, and incorporated as a 501(c)3…

Montgomery Art Association (MAA), the oldest art association in Montgomery County, Maryland. Established in 1954, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 1991, MAA supports the visual arts in the Washington Metropolitan area. Our members, 18 and over, come from throughout the area, including Maryland, Virginia, DC, and even as far away as the Eastern Shore. They include beginning and experienced artists, amateurs as well as professionals, working in a variety of media and styles. In support of our increasing membership, we sponsor regular lectures and artist demonstrations, member exhibits, museum field trips, a physical Gallery store, an online sales Gallery (future plan), and community outreach through our children’s art activities and college scholarship program.

Montgomery Art Association Website

11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
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Phone: 301-842-7046

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

National Zoological Park

Washington

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo is a place where people can marvel at wonderful animals, learn about…

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo is a place where people can marvel at wonderful animals, learn about wildlife, and enjoy a beautiful peaceful experience among the gardens.

National Zoological Park Website

3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington,

DC

20008
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Phone: 202-633-3038

Hours: 10am-6pm 364 days a year

Tickets: Admission is free.

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