Meander Montgomery County Heritage June 29-30

Meander Montgomery County Heritage June 29-30

Edward’s Ferry, canal mule.

Edward’s Ferry, canal mule. Photo courtesy of Heritage Mongtomery


Clarksburg 1909 2-Room Schoolhouse.

Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts Heritage Days on the last weekend of June. Sponsored by Heritage Montgomery since 2004, this free festival highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and more. Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public.


Both June 29 & 30 – 12 noon to 4pm

Join Heritage Montgomery in celebrating the 22nd annual Heritage Days with a weekend packed with fun, family-friendly, free events all across the county.

Explore historic houses, schools, churches, railroad stations, banks, and mills. See an 1899 observatory, trolleys and trains, unusual farms, art exhibits, archaeology sites, and community museums; or stop by the grand opening of a newly restored 1830 C&O Canal lockhouse.

Learn about African American and Quaker history, environmental conservation efforts, farming and farm history, Native American culture. And all the while, enjoy live music, games and crafts, children’s activities, storytelling, live animals, food and drink.

All the details and a map can be found in our Heritage Days 2019 brochure.

If you would like more information, or to request a copy of the brochure in the mail, please email us at or call 301-515-0753.

Update: Program Changes for Heritage Days


Sandy Spring Museum will be open on Saturday, June 29 and NOT Sunday, due to a scheduling conflict.

Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station – A walking tour to the historic spring after which Silver Spring was named will be led by Silver Spring Historical Society president, Jerry McCoy. The tour will begin and end at the historic railroad station; 10am to 12 noon.

Sample Heritage Days Tours

For details on each location, click on the Heritage Days 2019 Brochure link .


Woodend Nature Sanctuary – home to the Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase (Sat.)

Thomas Harper Cabin at Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton (Sat. & Sun.)

Glen Echo Park along the C&O Canal, Glen Echo (Sun.)

Woodlawn Museum at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring (Sat. & Sun.)

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project in Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg (Sat. & Sun.)

Button Farm Living History Center in Seneca Creek State Park, Germantown (Sat. & Sun.)

Grusendorf 1855 Log House in Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg (Sat.)

Black Rock Mill in Seneca State Creek Park, Darnestown – open house for new interpretive panels at the remains of the 1815 mill (Sun.)

Izaak Walton League Conservation, Poolesville – a wealth of outdoor activities (Sat. & Sun.)

Swains Lockhouse in the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Potomac – grand opening of newly rehabilitated early-1900s lockhouse (Sat.)


Beall-Dawson House, Rockville – celebrate Montgomery History’s 75th anniversary (Sat. & Sun.)

Red Brick Courthouse, Rockville – performance by Native American dancers and drummers (Sat.)

Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg (Sat.)

Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory, Gaithersburg celebrates its 120th birthday (Sun.)


National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville (Sat. & Sun.)

Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station, Silver Spring – hands-on activities at this 1945 RR station (Sat.)

Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg – in an 1884 railroad complex (Sat.)

Germantown Bank, Germantown – with walking tours of this early-1900s railroad town (Sat.)


Thomas Mill, Brookeville – archaeology of historic Brookeville (Sat.)

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Clarksburg – Sugarloaf Revisited art exhibit celebrates HMAP’s 20th anniversary (Sat. & Sun.)

Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood (Sat.)

Button Farm Living History Center, Germantown (Sat. & Sun.)

King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds (Sat.)

Black Rock Mill, Darnestown (Sun.)

Rocklands Farm Winery, Poolesville (Sat. & Sun.)

Soleado Lavender Farm, Dickerson (Sat. & Sun.)


Smithville School Museum, Silver Spring – 1920s Rosenwald school for African American students (Sat.)

Clarksburg Schoolhouse, Clarksburg (Sat.)

Boyds Negro School, Boyds (Sat.)

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum, Poolesville (Sat. & Sun.) – experience an 1880s school day


Thomas Harper Cabin, Wheaton (Sat. & Sun.)

Smithville School Museum, Silver Spring (Sat.)

Woodlawn Museum, Sandy Spring (Sat. & Sun.)

Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House, Sandy Spring (Sat.)

Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring (Sat.)

Brookeville Academy, Brookeville (Sat. & Sun.)

Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park, Olney (Sat.)

Boyds Negro School, Boyds (Sat.)

Button Farm Living History Center, Germantown (Sat. & Sun.)

St. Paul Community Church, Poolesville (Sat.)

Warren Historic Site, Dickerson (Sat.)


Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Clarksburg (Sat. & Sun.)

Soleado Lavender Farm, Dickerson (Sat. & Sun.)

White’s Ferry, Dickerson (Sat. & Sun.)

Sculpture Garden at Alden Farm, Beallsville (Sat. & Sun.)

John Poole House, Poolesville (Sat. & Sun.)

Old Town Hall Bank Museum, Poolesville (Sat. & Sun.)

Rocklands Farm Winery, Poolesville (Sat. & Sun.)