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Take ‘Virtual Tour’ of County

— It may be cold and blustery outside — so fire up those computers and enjoy a little trip around the county at www.HeritageMontgomery.org.

Short “travelogues,” video clips running from 2 to 6 minutes long, were originally part of the Paths to the Present series, which ran on County Cable Montgomery. The first four additions to the Heritage Montgomery website feature:

  • The C&O Canal and Monocacy Aqueduct in Dickerson – taking viewers along the canal and telling the story of the construction of the aqueduct completed in 1833.

  • White’s Ferry in Poolesville – a cable ferry that has transported vehicles and walk-on passengers across the Potomac River since 1828.

  • Madison House in Brookeville – built in 1790, the now restored home provided refuge for President James Madison when he fled the British attack on the White House during the War of 1812.

  • Clara Barton House in Glen Echo – built in 1891, this was the home of the founder of the American Red Cross and the organization’s first headquarters.

Heritage Montgomery, located in Germantown is dedicated to promoting and supporting heritage tourism to historical, cultural and natural areas in Montgomery County. It is one of 12 heritage areas in the state administered by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.