Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is a facility of Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC. Visit the Woodlawn Museum or Federal era Woodlawn Manor House. Hike the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. #WoodlawnManorPark

Wooodlawn Manor House was constructed in the early 1800s. Francis Scott Key was a visitor when the home also served as a private school. Dr. William Palmer and his son Benjamin owned the property from 1822-1919. In 1975-77 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family and established a cultural park. Today the Manor House and it's outbuildin

Wooodlawn Manor House was constructed in the early 1800s. Francis Scott Key was a visitor when the home also served as a private school. Dr. William Palmer and his son Benjamin owned the property from 1822-1919. In 1975-77 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family and established a cultural park. Today the Manor House and it's outbuildin

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Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is your destination for National Public Lands Day this Saturday.Bring the family for a hike...
09/23/2021

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is your destination for National Public Lands Day this Saturday.

Bring the family for a hike on our Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Tour the museum from 10 am to 3 pm. Or, just pause and take in nature by enjoying a picnic, reading a book, sketching, or painting.

Plan your visit: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

#NPLD

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is your destination for National Public Lands Day this Saturday.

Bring the family for a hike on our Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Tour the museum from 10 am to 3 pm. Or, just pause and take in nature by enjoying a picnic, reading a book, sketching, or painting.

Plan your visit: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

#NPLD

We are a day late—but better late than never--wishing you a happy Grandparent’s Day!Grandma, Grandpa, Pop, Pop Pop, Yaya...
09/13/2021

We are a day late—but better late than never--wishing you a happy Grandparent’s Day!

Grandma, Grandpa, Pop, Pop Pop, Yaya, Mimi (or whatever you're called), Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is a great outing to share with your grandkids.

Take a free self-guided hike on our Underground Railroad Experience Trail seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Visit the Woodlawn Museum every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

For museum admission and other information: https://mocoparks.org/3b3rOPx.

We are a day late—but better late than never--wishing you a happy Grandparent’s Day!

Grandma, Grandpa, Pop, Pop Pop, Yaya, Mimi (or whatever you're called), Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is a great outing to share with your grandkids.

Take a free self-guided hike on our Underground Railroad Experience Trail seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Visit the Woodlawn Museum every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

For museum admission and other information: https://mocoparks.org/3b3rOPx.

TOMORROW! Commemorate International Underground Railroad Month at JJosiah Henson Museum and Park’s Community Celebration...
09/11/2021

TOMORROW! Commemorate International Underground Railroad Month at JJosiah Henson Museum and Park’s Community Celebration this Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.

FREE activities, musical performances, and reenactors! FREE event and museum admission!

And, FREE shuttle to and from event parking at Wall Local Park parking lot, 5800 Executive Boulevard, in North Bethesda.

Join us!: https://mocoparks.org/JHCmtyCelebration.

TOMORROW! Commemorate International Underground Railroad Month at JJosiah Henson Museum and Park’s Community Celebration this Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.

FREE activities, musical performances, and reenactors! FREE event and museum admission!

And, FREE shuttle to and from event parking at Wall Local Park parking lot, 5800 Executive Boulevard, in North Bethesda.

Join us!: https://mocoparks.org/JHCmtyCelebration.

September is International Underground Railroad Month. So, this Saturday, 10 am to 12:30 pm, is the perfect time to take...
09/10/2021

September is International Underground Railroad Month. So, this Saturday, 10 am to 12:30 pm, is the perfect time to take our Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike!

Discover techniques freedom seekers used for navigation, eluding detection, and finding food and shelter on our simulated experience trail.

We still have four openings left. On the day of the program, we have limited spaces for walk-ins. Please check in at the visitor center.

Sign up: https://mocoparks.org/3BVj88B.

September is International Underground Railroad Month. So, this Saturday, 10 am to 12:30 pm, is the perfect time to take our Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike!

Discover techniques freedom seekers used for navigation, eluding detection, and finding food and shelter on our simulated experience trail.

We still have four openings left. On the day of the program, we have limited spaces for walk-ins. Please check in at the visitor center.

Sign up: https://mocoparks.org/3BVj88B.

Take a break today and enjoy a stroll around Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Or, take in other activities around Montgomer...
09/06/2021

Take a break today and enjoy a stroll around Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Or, take in other activities around Montgomery Parks.

Wishing you and yours a happy, relaxing Labor Day.

Take a break today and enjoy a stroll around Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Or, take in other activities around Montgomery Parks.

Wishing you and yours a happy, relaxing Labor Day.

REMINDER! September is International Underground Railroad Month. Join us for our guided hike on the Underground Railroad...
08/29/2021

REMINDER! September is International Underground Railroad Month. Join us for our guided hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail on Saturday, September 4, 9:30 am to 12 pm.

We still have spaces available! So, register today: https://mocoparks.org/2VySbYs.

REMINDER! September is International Underground Railroad Month. Join us for our guided hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail on Saturday, September 4, 9:30 am to 12 pm.

We still have spaces available! So, register today: https://mocoparks.org/2VySbYs.

UPDATEThe Underground Railroad Experience Trail is temporarily close because of a downed tree. We apologize for the inco...
08/28/2021

UPDATE

The Underground Railroad Experience Trail is temporarily close because of a downed tree. We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE

The Underground Railroad Experience Trail is temporarily close because of a downed tree. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Did you know that the visitor center at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park was once the farm’s carriage house? Built in 1897, ...
08/26/2021

Did you know that the visitor center at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park was once the farm’s carriage house? Built in 1897, the building later served as the car garage on the property.

Stop in and visit us for information and for tickets to Woodlawn Museum: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Did you know that the visitor center at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park was once the farm’s carriage house? Built in 1897, the building later served as the car garage on the property.

Stop in and visit us for information and for tickets to Woodlawn Museum: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Tomorrow's (Saturday, August 21) Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike has been canceled due to trail condit...
08/20/2021

Tomorrow's (Saturday, August 21) Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike has been canceled due to trail conditions from this week's rain.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tomorrow's (Saturday, August 21) Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike has been canceled due to trail conditions from this week's rain.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mark your calendar! September is International Underground Railroad Month. To celebrate, we will have a guided hike the ...
08/17/2021

Mark your calendar! September is International Underground Railroad Month. To celebrate, we will have a guided hike the Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday, September 4, 9:30 am to 12 pm.

Register you and your group today: https://mocoparks.org/2VySbYs.

Mark your calendar! September is International Underground Railroad Month. To celebrate, we will have a guided hike the Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday, September 4, 9:30 am to 12 pm.

Register you and your group today: https://mocoparks.org/2VySbYs.

Which building do you think is older at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park—the house or the barn?Actually, the brick house is ...
08/11/2021

Which building do you think is older at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park—the house or the barn?

Actually, the brick house is older. The manor dates to 1815, while the stone barn was built around 1832.

Dr. William Palmer’s Federal-style home was a simple two-room, two-story structure when he purchased it in 1820. During the next fifty years, he added on two additions, creating the building you see today.

As for the barn’s date, there’s no disputing it. “1832” is carved right into the cornerstone!

UPDATEEffective Saturday, August 7, masks will be required indoors at Montgomery Parks facilities for all individuals ov...
08/06/2021

UPDATE

Effective Saturday, August 7, masks will be required indoors at Montgomery Parks facilities for all individuals over two years old, regardless of vaccination status.

Montgomery County MD Council voted Thursday, August 5, to reinstate the mandate out of concerns about the Delta variant.

Thank you for being smart and doing your part to keep yourself, your family, and others around you safe.

Learn more: https://mocoparks.org/3yvPK7Q.

UPDATE

Effective Saturday, August 7, masks will be required indoors at Montgomery Parks facilities for all individuals over two years old, regardless of vaccination status.

Montgomery County MD Council voted Thursday, August 5, to reinstate the mandate out of concerns about the Delta variant.

Thank you for being smart and doing your part to keep yourself, your family, and others around you safe.

Learn more: https://mocoparks.org/3yvPK7Q.

The Underground Railroad Experience Trail was created in 1998 to commemorate a part of Sandy Spring and Montgomery Count...
08/06/2021

The Underground Railroad Experience Trail was created in 1998 to commemorate a part of Sandy Spring and Montgomery County history, to provide more pedestrian trails in the community, and to preserve the rural landscape.

The trails is part of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

However, we have no documented evidence that neither the owners of Woodlawn Manor nor the buildings were involved in the Underground Railroad.

For more about the trail, visit our website: https://mocoparks.org/3rUBFOC.

The Underground Railroad Experience Trail was created in 1998 to commemorate a part of Sandy Spring and Montgomery County history, to provide more pedestrian trails in the community, and to preserve the rural landscape.

The trails is part of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

However, we have no documented evidence that neither the owners of Woodlawn Manor nor the buildings were involved in the Underground Railroad.

For more about the trail, visit our website: https://mocoparks.org/3rUBFOC.

Are your children studying American history in school this year? Get a start on their studies with our Underground Railr...
07/31/2021

Are your children studying American history in school this year? Get a start on their studies with our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike.

Discover the journeys freedom seekers took from Montgomery County and Maryland northward, and learn about their techniques for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter.

Upcoming hikes are August 21 and 28. Register now: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Are your children studying American history in school this year? Get a start on their studies with our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike.

Discover the journeys freedom seekers took from Montgomery County and Maryland northward, and learn about their techniques for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter.

Upcoming hikes are August 21 and 28. Register now: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Looking for local summer activities? Visit Woodlawn Museum and learn about the history of one of Montgomery County’s bus...
07/28/2021

Looking for local summer activities? Visit Woodlawn Museum and learn about the history of one of Montgomery County’s busiest farms and its community.

Woodlawn Museum is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Today is National Parent’s Day. Spend quality time with your children exploring local history at the Underground Railroa...
07/25/2021

Today is National Parent’s Day. Spend quality time with your children exploring local history at the Underground Railroad Experience Trail.

Plan your visit: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Today is National Parent’s Day. Spend quality time with your children exploring local history at the Underground Railroad Experience Trail.

Plan your visit: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Sign up now for our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hikes on August 21 and 28! Join us on a trek to discove...
07/23/2021

Sign up now for our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hikes on August 21 and 28!

Join us on a trek to discover techniques used by freedom seekers for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter while on their journeys northward.

Register: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Sign up now for our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hikes on August 21 and 28!

Join us on a trek to discover techniques used by freedom seekers for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter while on their journeys northward.

Register: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Take a selfie at Montgomery Parks’ new selfie stand before starting your hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Tra...
07/20/2021

Take a selfie at Montgomery Parks’ new selfie stand before starting your hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. You’ll get a great shot of Woodlawn Museum in the background.

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is one of thirteen selfie stand locations around the parks. Learn more and get the map: https://mocoparks.org/3hpiOXn.

Take a selfie at Montgomery Parks’ new selfie stand before starting your hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. You’ll get a great shot of Woodlawn Museum in the background.

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park is one of thirteen selfie stand locations around the parks. Learn more and get the map: https://mocoparks.org/3hpiOXn.

Explore the past during our Underground Railroad Trail Saturday Guided Hike! Discover the journeys freedom seekers took ...
07/14/2021

Explore the past during our Underground Railroad Trail Saturday Guided Hike!

Discover the journeys freedom seekers took northward, and learn about their techniques for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter.

Register today for the hike this Saturday or hikes next month on August 21 and 28: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Explore the past during our Underground Railroad Trail Saturday Guided Hike!

Discover the journeys freedom seekers took northward, and learn about their techniques for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter.

Register today for the hike this Saturday or hikes next month on August 21 and 28: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Family visiting? Bring them to Woodlawn Museum and share our local history. Woodlawn Museum is open every Friday and Sat...
07/12/2021

Family visiting? Bring them to Woodlawn Museum and share our local history.

Woodlawn Museum is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Plan your visit: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Family visiting? Bring them to Woodlawn Museum and share our local history.

Woodlawn Museum is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Plan your visit: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

Our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday Guided Hikes are BACK!  Trek with us and discover the journeys freedo...
07/09/2021

Our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday Guided Hikes are BACK!

Trek with us and discover the journeys freedom seekers took from Montgomery County and Maryland northward.

Learn about their techniques for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter.

Register now for one of our summer hikes on July 17, August 21, August 28: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday Guided Hikes are BACK!

Trek with us and discover the journeys freedom seekers took from Montgomery County and Maryland northward.

Learn about their techniques for navigating, eluding capture, and finding food and shelter.

Register now for one of our summer hikes on July 17, August 21, August 28: https://mocoparks.org/2SVKZoE.

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month!  The 2021 theme is “Our Park and Recreation Story.” So, we wa...
07/05/2021

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month!

The 2021 theme is “Our Park and Recreation Story.” So, we want to know your story about Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park.

Have a favorite or memorable one? Share with us below. We can’t wait to read them!

#OurParkAndRecStory #MoCoParks

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month!

The 2021 theme is “Our Park and Recreation Story.” So, we want to know your story about Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park.

Have a favorite or memorable one? Share with us below. We can’t wait to read them!

#OurParkAndRecStory #MoCoParks

Add history to your list of Fourth of July weekend activities!  Visit Woodlawn Museum this Friday and Saturday from 10 a...
06/30/2021

Add history to your list of Fourth of July weekend activities!

Visit Woodlawn Museum this Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

And, take our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike Saturday from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Register online by Friday, July 2. Only a few spaces left in online registration. Limited walk-in availabilities.

If you miss this program, the next one is Saturday, July 17.

For visitor information: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

To register for the hike: https://mocoparks.org/3xXqMO1.

Add history to your list of Fourth of July weekend activities!

Visit Woodlawn Museum this Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

And, take our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike Saturday from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Register online by Friday, July 2. Only a few spaces left in online registration. Limited walk-in availabilities.

If you miss this program, the next one is Saturday, July 17.

For visitor information: https://mocoparks.org/3nOwPzQ.

To register for the hike: https://mocoparks.org/3xXqMO1.

Our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday Guided Hikes are back!Join our volunteer "conductors" for a two-mile ...
06/24/2021

Our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday Guided Hikes are back!

Join our volunteer "conductors" for a two-mile trek on learning about nineteenth century freedom seekers in Montgomery County and Maryland.

Hike are scheduled for July 3, 17 and August 21, 28. Register: https://mocoparks.org/3zU00YI.

Our Underground Railroad Experience Trail Saturday Guided Hikes are back!

Join our volunteer "conductors" for a two-mile trek on learning about nineteenth century freedom seekers in Montgomery County and Maryland.

Hike are scheduled for July 3, 17 and August 21, 28. Register: https://mocoparks.org/3zU00YI.

Woodlawn Museum's exhibits highlight  Montgomery County's agricultural landscape, the Underground Railroad, local free b...
06/22/2021

Woodlawn Museum's exhibits highlight Montgomery County's agricultural landscape, the Underground Railroad, local free black communities, and the area's Quaker experience. And, these are revealed through the lives of Woodlawn’s residents and enslaved laborers.

Visit the museum this summer. We're open Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

Purchase tickets onsite at the visitor center: https://mocoparks.org/3b3rOPx.

Woodlawn Museum's exhibits highlight Montgomery County's agricultural landscape, the Underground Railroad, local free black communities, and the area's Quaker experience. And, these are revealed through the lives of Woodlawn’s residents and enslaved laborers.

Visit the museum this summer. We're open Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

Purchase tickets onsite at the visitor center: https://mocoparks.org/3b3rOPx.

Address

16501 Norwood Rd
Sandy Spring, MD
20860

General information

MUSEUM- fee required OPEN April - November Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm CLOSED Easter, Thanksgiving, December – March MANOR HOUSE – Open by guided tour only, March - December TRAIL & GROUNDS Open year-round, sunrise to sunset- no fee

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(301) 929-5989

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Wooodlawn Manor House was constructed in the early 1800s. Francis Scott Key was a visitor when the home also served as a private school. Dr. William Palmer and his son Benjamin owned the property from 1822-1919. In 1975-77 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family and established a cultural park. Today the Manor House and it's outbuildings illustrate Montgomery County's agricultural history. The outbuildings consist of a three-story stone barn built in 1832, 19th century stone springhouse/meat house, log building which may have served as slave living quarters, and the board-and-batten tenant house. In June 2016 the Woodlawn Museum opened in the stone barn featuring interactive exhibits. Tickets to the museum, restrooms and a gift shop are available at the Visitor Center in the historic carriage house. Starting March 2018 the Woodlawn Manor House will be open for touring.

MUSEUM- fee required OPEN April - November Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm CLOSED Easter, Thanksgiving, December – March

MANOR HOUSE Open by guided tour only, March - December

TRAIL & GROUNDS Open year-round, sunrise to sunset- no fee

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