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MARYLAND SITES

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As many of our sites are still reopening please check out our COVID-19 page for our member's most up-to-date hours and their websites.

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Beall-Dawson House

$ P SH GT

103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 762-1492
montgomeryhistory.org/beall-dawson-house

Discover the heritage of Montgomery County in the period rooms and changing exhibitions of the Beall-Dawson House, an elegant Federal style (ca. 1815) town home. Visitors will encounter the county’s beginnings and developing history. Tour highlights the daily life and culture of the Beall family and their household during the first half of the 19th century, including the enslaved people who lived and worked there. Changing exhibitions explore different facets of county history. Then investigate medical science at the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine. This unique, one-room, Gothic Revival doctor’s office was built in 1852 for Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet. The tour explores changes in medical science over his fifty year career (1852-1903).

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Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park

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An African American roadside community lived and worked on this historic site from emancipation well into the 20th century. Their culture and traditions heavily influenced those of surrounding communities, and their story is deeply woven into Montgomery County’s rich history. At the center of this site is Oakley Cabin, which was inhabited until 1976 and now serves as a living history museum.

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Marietta House Museum

$ P SH GT

5626 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
(301) 464-5291
http://history.pgparks.com/3072/Marietta-House-Museum

Federal period home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall. The home is furnished and interpreted to reflect the three generations of Duvall occupancy between 1815 and 1902.

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Kingsley Schoolhouse

Little Bennett Regional Park
24472 Clarksburg Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

(301) 650-4373

https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/little-bennett-regional-park/historic-sites/kingsley-schoolhouse/

Built in 1893 in response to the need for a school within walking distance of farms located in the Little Bennett Creek Valley, the Kingsley Schoolhouse served the local, rural farming community until it closed in 1935. Each year, around 20 children ranging in age from 6-12 years old attended the school. 

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Hammond – Harwood House Museum

$ SH GT

19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland  21401
Phone: 410-263-4683
https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/

The Hammond-Harwood House (1774) is said to have the most beautiful doorway in Colonial America. The last project of the renowned architect, William Buckland, is a five part Anglo-Palladian (derived from 16th Italian architect Andrea Palladio) mansion that features some of the best woodcarving and plasterwork in America. This National Historic Landmark contains an outstanding collection of John Shaw furniture and Charles Willson Peale paintings.

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Darnall’s Chance House Museum

$ HA P SH R GT

4800 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 952-8010

http://history.pgparks.com/3055/Darnalls-Chance-House-Museum

Darnall’s Chance was built in 1742 by James Wardrop, one of the wealthiest merchants in 18th century Prince George’s County. Museum tours highlight the similarities and differences between Mr. Wardrop’s widow, Lettice Lee, and the lives of other 18th century women.

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Clara Barton National Historic Site

HA P SH GT

5801 Oxford Road
Glen Echo, MD 20812
(301) 320-1419
www.nps.gov

Constructed as the first headquarters of the American Red Cross, the building also served as the home for its founder, Clara Barton, until her death in 1912. The site  is open with guided tours on Saturdays at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and on Saturdays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Group reservations may be scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays by calling 301-320-1410.

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Montpelier Mansion Historic Site

$ R P SH GT

9650 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708-2560
(301) 377-7817
http://history.pgparks.com/3044/Montpelier-Mansion-Historic-Site

Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark site, is one of the finest examples of 18th century Georgian architecture in Maryland. Built by Major Thomas Snowden and his wife Anne Ridgely in the 1780’s, it is now restored and furnished as an 1830’s country residence, based on Snowden family records.

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Historic Annapolis

$ P SH R GT

William Paca House
186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 267-7619
www.annapolis.org

Historic Annapolis is a consortium of 6 historic homes and sites that create “a museum without the walls.” This group highlights Maryland’s rich Revolutionary War history, as well as Annapolis’ long connection to the United States Navy.  The easily accessible modern streets and sidewalks makes Historic Annapolis a great place to walk through Maryland’s history.  Locals and visitors alike, can partake in the story of Historic Annapolis through guided tours, summer camps, and first-person history events.

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Agricultural History Farm Park

18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

(301) 467-8273

https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/agricultural-history-farm-park/

See the past, present, and future of Montgomery County farming at the Agricultural History Farm Park. This scenic 455 acre park features rolling hills, open fields, an apple orchard, and a variety of farm animals. Get a unique perspective on the county’s rich farming heritage while visiting barns, historic buildings, a modern farming activity center, and other facilities at the park.

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Riversdale (Calvert) Mansion

$ P SH GT R

4811 Riverdale Road
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
(301) 864-0420
http://history.pgparks.com/3023/Riversdale-House-Museum

This early 1800s European-American style mansion, begun by Henri Joseph Stier, father of Rosalie Stier Calvert, was home to the Calvert family during the 19th century and of other notable Americans during the 20th century.

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Surratt House Museum

$ HA P SH GT

9118 Brandywine Road
Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 868-1121
http://history.pgparks.com/3037/Surratt-House-Museum

Built in 1852, the building served as a home, hostelry, and post office during the antebellum period. It gained fame when the Surratt family became involved with John Wilkes Booth in the plot against President Lincoln. Period rooms and exhibits reflect daily life in a 19th century middle-class home.

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Woodlawn Manor House

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

(301) 929-5989

https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/woodlawn-manor-cultural-park/woodlawn-manor-house/

Woodlawn Manor House was constructed in the early 1800s.  Dr. William Palmer and his son Benjamin were the longest property owners from the early 1800s to early 1900s. Francis Scott Key was a visitor when the home also served as a boarding school. In the late 1970s Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family establishing Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park.

Today the Manor House and it’s outbuildings illustrate Montgomery County’s agricultural history. The outbuildings consist of a 19th century stone barn (today home to the Woodlawn Museum), stone springhouse/meathouse, board and batten tenant house and a 19th century log building that may have served as slave living quarters.

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