Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park – Programs & Events

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For WMCP Program Information:

Contact Woodlawn’s Reservations Office Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm (301) 929-5989 (#5 Option)

or Email MCP-WoodlawnPrograms@montgomeryparks.org

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Contact ActiveMontgomery Help Desk (301) 495- 2580 ActiveMontgomeryHelp@montgomeryparks.org or by using this contact form



(Saturday) November 4, 10 am – 4 pm Maryland Emancipation Day at Woodlawn

Woodlawn Museum (historic stone barn) open house, free museum admission. Stop by the Visitor Center first to check-in.

Guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail offered at 10 am and 1 pm- $8.00 per person. Advance registration highly recommended (details below).

Henson Tour

Public Guided Hikes- Underground Railroad Experience Trail

April – November, Select Saturdays (Not available December – March)

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. 2 miles roundtrip on a natural surface hiking trail. Trail is not ADA accessible or stroller friendly. Woodlawn Museum admission included. Appropriate for ages 7 and up; fee charged for ages 6 and up.

Dates: September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4*, November 18 (last hike till April 2024)

*September 9 hike cancelled as of 8/30/23 due to unforeseen circumstances*

*November 4 Maryland Emancipation Day Event: Hike offered at 10 am & 1 pm*

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Fee: $8 per person

Advance online tickets highly recommended at ActiveMontgomery. Online sales close 12 noon day before program. Limited walk-in availability based on advance ticket sales. No tickets or spots held or sold by phone/email. (Please note: individuals attending as part of a meet-up/community group must show a valid ActiveMontgomery or register receipt to attend the program. )

To Purchase a Ticket Online:

  1. Log into ActiveMONTGOMERY (An ActiveMONTGOMERY account is required)
  2. Click on “Special Events Tickets”
  3. Click on “Woodlawn Manor Guided Hike”
  4. Select the date/time you would like to purchase tickets.
  5. Click on “Add to Cart”
  6. On Purchase Options screen, enter “Ticket Quantity” you would like to purchase. NOTE: The ticket block area will display the number of tickets available for purchase online.
  7. Ensure the Shopping Cart correctly lists all the tickets you wish to purchase.
  8. If correct, click on “Proceed to Checkout”. Online payment is required to complete the transaction.
  9. Bring the ActiveMontgomery receipt with you. Only ActiveMontgomery or register receipts can serve as a valid proof of purchase.
  10. Check in at the Visitor Center by showing valid ActiveMontgomery purchase receipt approximately 10 minutes before the program start time. (NOTE: Emails and other forms of communication from other sources will not be accepted as proof of purchase.)
  11. *Program Cancellation/Refund Policies are detailed on each ActiveMontgomery date listing and on the ActiveMontgomery purchase receipt.*

Preparing for the Hike:

  • Program starts promptly! Plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior. Check-in/pay at the Visitor Center.
  • Appropriate for ages 7 and up due to interpretive content and program length. A fee is charged for all attendees ages 6 and up.
  • Pets are not allowed on guided hikes or inside the Woodlawn Museum except for service animals.
  • There are no restrooms or amenities on the trail. Bring your own water, insect repellent, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and wipes.
  • Dress appropriate for the weather. Temperatures may be 5-10 degrees cooler in the woods.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking on a natural surface trail (rocks, branches, mud, etc.)
  • Program canceled for forecasted heavy rain/thunderstorms or poor trail conditions (ex: fallen trees or deteriorated trail conditions from heavy rain). WMCP will notify all advance ticket holders the day before the program.

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 may be utilizing portable voice amplifiers.

For information on Group Hikes

For information on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail 

For WMCP Educational Resources