Underground Railroad Experience Trail and park grounds open year-round, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Free of charge.
Restroom facilities are available April – November during museum hours or for groups with advance reservation. A portable restroom is available March 30 – November 30. *Restroom facilities are not available December – March.*
*GROUP TOUR REQUEST FORM located at the bottom of this page*
Learn about the experience of 19th century freedom seekers and Montgomery County residents. Discover techniques used for navigation, eluding detection, and finding food/shelter. Hike is 2 miles roundtrip on a natural surface hiking trail. Visit to the Woodlawn Museum is included.
Minimum 3 weeks advance reservation required
Available: April 1 – November 19, 2023 Wednesday – Saturday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
*Not available March 2023, November 20, 2023 – March 2024 or for days/times not listed*
Estimated Time: 2 hours Group Rate $8 adults, $7 students
Min Group Size: 15 paid admissions Max Group Size 90 people
*Groups exceeding the maximum must be scheduled on separate days*
Appropriate for: Ages 7 and up (fee charged for ages 6 and up)
Groups of 35 or less: NO reservation required.
Groups of 36 – 74: Reservation required. Minimum 2-week advance notice
Groups of 75 or more: Reservation required. Minimum 3-week advance notice
Restrooms, Visitor Center and Museum are available during operating hours April – November or for groups with advance reservation.
*WMCP reserves the right to deny a self-guided group request based on scheduled tours/programs that may exceed the park’s capacity*
Guided hikes are appropriate for ages 7 and up due to interpretive content and program length. Fee charged for ages 6 and up.
Minimum 15 paid admissions the day of your tour is required for all guided hikes/tours.
Payment is due in one lump sum the day of your tour.
Credit cards accepted (Visa, MC, Discover, American Express). Checks payable to: ActiveMontgomery. Upon request, invoicing available for schools and businesses.
Educational field trips: 1 adult teacher/chaperone admitted free per 15 paid student admissions, bus drivers are admitted free.
All other groups: Group leader and bus driver are admitted free.
Free bus parking and 50+ spaces available for cars. Parking may be limited on weekends in the spring and fall.
Picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. No indoor dining space or food service is available. Area restaurant and boxed lunch options are available upon request. Gift shop offers a selection of packaged snacks and tour related books and souvenirs.
The Underground Railroad Experience Trail is not ADA accessible. The Woodlawn Museum is ADA accessible. Montgomery Parks encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact 301-495-2581 (Voice) 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 (MDRelay) or email Montgomery Parks Program Access