Programs & Events

HERITAGE DAYS – JUNE 25 AND 26

Heritage Montgomery along with its partners, hosts Heritage Days, a county-wide festival highlighting historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programming including exhibits and demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more. As part of Heritage Days, the Woodlawn Museum will offer free admission on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission: Free.  No advanced registration.

WoodlawnManor.org | 301-929-5989 | mcp-woodlawnprograms@montgomeryparks.org

JUNETEENTH WEEKEND – JUNE 18 AND 19

Celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Take advantage of free museum admission Saturday and Sunday. A guided hike will be offered on Saturday. Free children’s take-home activities will be available at the Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Guided Hike on Underground Railroad Experience Trail:

Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hike starts at 10 am on Saturday, June 18.  Program lasts an hour and a half hours covering approximately 2 miles of natural surface wooded trails. Woodlawn Museum admission included.

Admission: $8 per person.  Advance registration recommended by 12 pm day before hike. www.ActiveMontgomery.org. Limited day of tickets available at the Visitor Center.

Before She Was Harriet Take-Home Activities:

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation present Before She Was Harriet – a story about young Harriet Tubman to celebrate her bicentennial. Families can read this inspiring book on panels placed on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Manor. Explore the StoryWalk® and pick up a children’s take-home activity in the Visitor Center from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, June 18 and from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 19. Activities available while supplies last.

WoodlawnManor.org | 301-929-5989 | mcp-woodlawnprograms@montgomeryparks.org

This event will be held at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park

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BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET – STORYWALK® 

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation present – Before She Was Harriet – a story about young Harriet Tubman to celebrate her bicentennial. Families can read this inspiring book on panels placed on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Manor.

The Before She Was Harriet StoryWalk® will run from June 11 to July 3.

The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation launched its Noyes StoryWalk® program as an early literacy initiative when libraries were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to enable families to enjoy books together in the outdoors.

A complete list of the Noyes StoryWalks®, including background information and accompanying crafts, is available at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.

StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.

Admission: Free; No advanced registration is required;
StoryWalk® available during park hours – sunrise to sunset.
For more information: 301-929-5989
mcp-woodlawnprograms@montgomeryparks.org

This event will be held at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park

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GUIDED PUBLIC HIKES

APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER

Learn about the experience of 19th century freedom seekers and Montgomery County residents in a guided hike of the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Discover techniques used for navigation, eluding detection, and finding food/shelter.

Round trip: 2 miles on a natural surface hiking trail. The trail is not ADA accessible or stroller friendly. Woodlawn Museum admission included. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Fee: $8 per person Program Length: approx. 1 1/2 hours

For ActiveMontgomery account questions, please review these Frequently Asked Questions for Online Registration Customers or contact the ActiveMontgomery Help Desk at (301) 495- 2580, ActiveMontgomeryHelp@montgomeryparks.org or by using this contact form.

For program questions, contact (301) 929-5989 or MCP-WoodlawnPrograms@montgomeryparks.org

Available these select Saturdays:

June 18 (Juneteenth Weekend Guided Hike)

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 6

August 13

August 20

August 27

Fall dates to be posted.

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TWILIGHT TREK

JULY THROUGH OCTOBER

An evening version of our popular guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Learn about the experience of 19th century freedom seekers and Montgomery County residents in a guided hike of the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. Discover techniques used to navigate the way north to freedom including the challenges and opportunities nighttime travel presented. 

Check-in and self-exploration of the Woodlawn Museum (admission included) is available beginning at 6:30pm. Hike will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Round trip: 2 miles on a natural surface hiking trail. The trail is not ADA accessible or stroller friendly. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Fee: $8 per person Program Length: approx. 1 1/2 hours

Available these select Saturdays:

July 9

August 13

September 10

October 8

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Preparing for the Hikes:

  • Dress appropriate for the weather- typically temperatures are 10 degrees cooler in the woods
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking on a natural surface trail (rocks, branches, mud, etc.)
  • There are no amenities available on the trail. Bring your own water, insect repellent, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Pets are not allowed on guided hikes except for therapeutic animals
  • Due to interpretive content, the program is recommended for ages 7 and up
  • Program canceled for heavy rain/thunderstorms or poor trail conditions (for example, fallen trees or very muddy trail conditions from heavy rain).

Program Covid-19 Preventative Measures: 

  • Be aware that maintaining physical distancing on the trail may not always be possible.
  • If a participant is sick or has symptoms, stay home.
  • Tour guides will be utilizing portable voice amplifiers to aide in social distancing. No shared use materials will be distributed

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For information on Group Hikes

For information on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail 

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