Programs & Events

Henson Tour

Guided Public Hikes

April Through November, Select Saturdays

(Not available December through 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.

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

Time: 10 am

November 19

Guided hikes resume April 2023

TO REGISTER: Go to ActiveMontgomery keyword search “UGRR”. Reservations and tickets not sold over the phone. Limited walk-in availability day of program, based upon pre-registration numbers.

*Currently each attendee must be registered as an individual member of your household account in ActiveMontgomery.*

For ActiveMontgomery Account questions:

Review these Frequently Asked Questions for Online Registration Customers

Contact ActiveMontgomery Help Desk

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

For program questions: Contact Woodlawn’s Reservations Office Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm

(301) 929-5989 (#5) or Email MCP-WoodlawnPrograms@montgomeryparks.org

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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 

For WMCP Educational Resources