Josiah Henson Museum and Park

House at Josiah Henson Park Photo
Located on the old Isaac Riley Farm where Reverend Josiah Henson lived and worked as a slave from 1795 to 1830. His 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." A National Park Service Network to Freedom site.


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11420 Old Georgetown Rd
Rockville, MD
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Rated 5 by Charlene S

March 01, 2022

Charlene S

Superb - must visit

Fantastic small museum about a disturbing time in our hsitory. I loved the commitment of the staff, although our docent was a little vague, but that did not detract from an important learning...

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Rated 5 by N7232LMemilyh

May 06, 2021


A hidden gem

I was excited to come visit after hearing a zoom history talk about this museum. COVID protocols were in place with timed entry and styluses to access the interactive exhibits. This is the first...

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Rated 4 by MalinS71

September 02, 2015


Ice cold February visist, but so worth it.

We went during the African American history month. They had the house open for visitors every weekend. The house and the stories were great. We really enjoyed the tour. Our kids thought it was a bit...

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